The “Time to Talk” preparation continues
Tuesday, Feb 15

The “Time to Talk” project started in December 2021, with the non-profit, charitable and cultural organization Drama Ladies Union- House of Open Hospitality as implementation body, in the context of the Active Citizens Fund program, with Bodossaki Foundation and Solidarity Now as grant managers.

In January 2022, the project’s promotional material (brochures, banners etc.) was completed. The symbolism behind the graphic design promotes an inclusive society, where all colors, as well as all people, regardless of diversity, complete the puzzle of equality and equity. The purple frame standing out in the promotional material is connected to the fight of women in asserting their rights and in the fight against gender-based violence.

The imprint of the promotional material summarizes the purpose of the new “Time to Talk” project in the most effective way. Dealing with gender-based violence, legal and psychological counseling support for the victims, as well as the abusers, are some of the main pillars of the project.

At the same time, at the beginning of February 2022, the first part of the university research on the emerging forms of gender-based violence was completed with complete success. The Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work of Democritus University of Thrace, Ms. Chatzifotiou Sevasti, the Assistant professor of the University of West Attica, Ms. Antoniou Angeliki, as well as the Associate Professor of the University of Peloponnese, Mr. Emmanouil Wallace conducted interviews with organizations specializing in the above-mentioned phenomenon. In particular, experts from Positive Voice, the Smile of the Child and the Cyber Crime Unit of the Hellenic Police revealed admittedly shocking facts about gender-based violence and emerging forms of online violence. The next stage following the university research regards focus groups with students.

If you are experiencing abusive behavior, the Helpline of Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality “(+30)2521058888” (Monday-Friday 8:00 – 15:00) is staffed by specially trained personnel that provides psychological and legal support. Get informed and become aware through it.

“Time to Talk” is implemented in the context of the Active citizens fund program, with Drama Ladies Union- House of Open Hospitality as implementation body. The €13.5 million Active Citizens Fund program is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) financial mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims at fortifying and strengthening the sustainability of civil society and at highlighting its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active Citizens Fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodossaki Foundation and SolidarityNow. For more information: