Accounts of such abuses have long swirled in Greek sports, politics and the media but are only now being documented. In 2010, it adopted a law against gender-based discrimination in employment that makes sexual harassment a felony carrying a maximum three-year prison term. However, the country lags its European Union counterparts in promoting gender equality, and the harassment of women in male-dominated sectors is often brushed under the carpet. “But in recent years, society has matured, it has taken steps forward.”Several women have already followed Ms. Bekatorou’s example. An Olympic athlete in Cyprus has also spoken out about abuse by one of that country’s sports officials.
Source: International New York Times January 23, 2021 17:37 UTC