This one-of-a-kind edited collection draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. The book incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.
Chapter 7: Domestic Violence Against Women in Greece
Domestic Violence Against Women in Greece
Greece is a small country situated at the crossroads of three continents and two civilizations. Its advantageous geographical location has been the major factor influencing its turbulent history, its unique culture, and the formation and development of the family. Though the family has changed throughout Greek history, basic elements have characterized it since ancient times.
The Greek family has endured major transformations during recent decades. The nuclear family has risen in influence while the extended family's influence has decreased somewhat. The patriarchal family has evolved toward relationships emphasizing companionship, rather than an emphasis on the power of the father; the family as a self-sufficient economic system has evolved toward the family as a ...