The Battered-Child Syndrome: 50 Years Later

Larry Wolff, Director, NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies The year 2012 has provided the occasion for looking back 50 years to some of the historical and cultural landmarks of 1962, from Vatican II and the Cuban Missile Crisis to the environmental warning of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and...

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People often stay in abusive relationships because of something called ‘trauma bonding’ — here are the signs it’s happening to you

Lindsay Dodgson – People often don’t even realize they are in an abusive relationship. – It can be hard for others to understand why someone stays with an abusive partner. – It’s often because of something called “trauma bonding,” where you become addicted to the – hormonal roller coaster an abuser...

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Calls to Domestic Violence Support Line Soar in 2017

Sam Sam, “CyprusMail Online” Newspaper. Calls to a support line for victims of domestic violence jumped by almost 50 percent in 2017, non-governmental organisation Spavo said on Friday. During a press conference to launch the annual international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Spavo said that the victim...

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Tragedies of Minors Through Numbers

Theodora Nicolaou,  “ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ” Newspaper, 17/11/2017   Shocking stories under the public light: from 16 year – old girls using drugs, to 8 year – old boys reporting they have been stabbed by their parents – Since 2012 until the end of 2016, the number of minor’s victims of violence indicences rises...

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VOCIARE – Victims of Crime Implementation Assessment of Rights in Europe

The project Victims of Crime Implementation Assessment of Rights in Europe is coordinated by the Victim Support Europe and is co-funded by the European Commission JUST/2015/ACTION GRANTS, while the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family – SPAVO (Cyprus) acts as a partner. Other partners of the project are the following:...

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Violence and Abuse in Family

Louiza Theophanous, Counseling Psychologist Domestic violence is an aspect of violence in society. Thus, domestic violence is not a personal or family mater but a social problem consernig all of us (Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family) Violence and abuse in the family is an...

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Circle of Change: Preventing and combating violence against women and girls through gender equality awareness

Το διετές πρόγραμμα Circle of Change (#CircleOfChange) αποτελεί Ευρωπαϊκό χρηματοδοτούμενο πρόγραμμα (Απρ. 2017 – Μαρ. 2019) με συντονιστή φορέα την Αστυνομία Κύπρου και εταίρους τον Σύνδεσμο για την Πρόληψη και Αντιμετώπιση της Βίας στην Οικογένεια (ΣΠΑΒΟ), το Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS – Κύπρος), και την Enoros Consulting Ltd...

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STEP4GBV – Support, training, exchange practices for Gender-Based Violence

The STEP4GBV is a European funded program which operates under the Association for the Prevention and Handling of the Violence in the Family as a project coordinator and ENOROS, Cyprus Police, Centro Italiano per la Promozione della Mediazone (Italy), Diaconia of the ECCB The Centre of Christian help in Prague...

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