Video of man slap­ping wife draws re­sponse

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A video posted on so­cial me­dia show­ing a man push­ing his wife onto the ground and slap­ping her dur­ing a char­ity con­cert in Athens ear­lier this week, elicited a stern re­sponse from the Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat for Gen­der Equal­ity yes­ter­day, which said it was “dis­gusted, an­gered and sad­dended” by the in­ci­dent.

“What is a man who be­haves this way in front of other peo­ple ca­pa­ble of be­hind closed doors?” the sec­re­tariat asked.

The sec­re­tariat used the oc­ca­sion to re­mind the pub­lic that it runs 62 coun­sel­ing cen­ters and shel­ters for abuse vic­tims around the coun­try, as well as a 24-hour hot­line, 15900, where vic­tims or peo­ple who know a vic­tim can seek sup­port and ad­vice. In the past six years, the hot­line has re­ceived 28,114 calls, 16,420 from the vic­tims them­selves. Of the calls, 82 per­cent con­cerned do­mes­tic abuse.

The sto­ried Sea Cloud sails in Naf­plio’s har­bor in the north­ern Pelo­pon­nese, yes­ter­day. Now a cruise ship, the four-masted bar­que served in WWII as a weather ship for the US Navy and was the coun­try’s first racially in­te­grated war­ship since the Civil War. It was also owned for a few years by Do­mini­can Repub­lic dic­ta­tor Rafael Tru­jillo.

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