One in Five

4th event to promote the ONE in FIVE Campaign in Greece

18.01.2012 – In the framework of the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign, Mr Michail Katrinis, contact parliamentarian for Greece, continuing the constant effort to stop children’s sexual abuse, participated as a keynote speaker to the fourth open event organized by the Greek Delegation to PACE and the Hellenic Institute for Child Protection, at Chalkida, on Monday, January 12.

At the event which was attended by representatives of local and regional authorities and local academic community, educational community and parents' associations, intervened, inter alia, the MP, Mrs Ourania Papadaki-Papandreou, the Deputy Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, Mr Georgios Moschos, the Director of Mental Health and Social Welfare of the Hellenic Institute of Child Health, Mr George Nikolaidis and other representatives of the regional administration and NGOs.

As Mr Katrinis noted: “We continue our efforts with the same fervor, so that the children's world remain […] without violations or bad interventions that leave their mark for life. We believe that the Council of Europe Campaign which aims to raise awareness and mobilize the authorities and the civil community in preventing and protecting children from any kind of sexual violation and exploitation will be a priority for all European societies. Our country, Greece, is among the first who, since 2010, supported this effort and continues with the assistance of the NGOs, the civil society, the Church, the scientific community and professional networks”.