Greece is located in southeastern Europe, and has a homogenous population that is 98 percent ethnically Greek and Orthodox Christian. There is a traditional cultural emphasis on family and women's roles as wife and mother. Women have political and legal equality, but they are not always achieved in reality. Reporting and prosecuting domestic violence and crimes against women remain problematic. Declining birthrates and the legalization of abortion are key issues involving women. Greece ranked 86th of 134 countries in the World Economic Forum's 2009 Global Gender Gap Report-last among European Union members.

Women in Private Life

Greek culture emphasizes the family as a key source of an individual's identity and support system. Consequently, Greece has high marriage rates and low divorce rates. Both church and civil marriages ...

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