Disability

Integrating the intellectually disabled into the labor market

Eva Papasotiriou greets customers in the food department of an Athens department store. The 27-year-old is a graduate of the Margarita Special Education Laboratory and the "My Work" program for the integration of people with intellectual disabilities into the Greek labor market. She has been working in the food department of Marks & Spencer since last November.

‘Türkiye’s elderly population to surpass 9.5 mln in 2025’

Türkiye currently falls into the category of countries with a significant elderly population as of 2023, according to criteria set by the U.N. Population Fund, with experts noting that the anticipated projection of the population aged 65 and over will exceed 9.5 million next year.

YouTuber remanded in custody for abusing disabled people

A 35-year-old YouTuber, accused of physically, mentally, and sexually abusing people with disabilities and minors, was remanded in custody, after appearing before prosecutor on Monday.

The man, who has has been live-streaming from his house videos with disabled people, was charged with repeated human trafficking and physical abuse against vulnerable people.

Cool Crips | Athens | December 23

Roll into the festive season with the Cool Crips team at another one of their epic parties. Cool Crips is a team of young people educating the masses by challenging disability norms and stereotypes. The perfectly imperfect people of Cool Crips will welcome all to the dance floor, disabled or not, for a night of shenanigans at the Serafio Complex (serafio.gr). Tickets are 5 euros. 

Greek YouTuber in pretrial detention after abusing persons with disability

The 42-year-old YouTuber who is accused of live streaming while molesting two persons with disabilities was remanded in custody on Tuesday.

According to state broadcaster ERT, the defendant denied all charges in his testimony and claimed that the persons in the live streaming did not have a disability and had consented before appearing in the video.

Depersonalization | Athens | From November 13

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation (laskaridisfoundation.org) is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Ioannis Armiriotis aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues. The images illustrate everyday struggles but are also intended to strengthen and encourage the voices of those suffering from mental health disorders. The opening is on November 13 at 6 p.m.

Mental health services to undergo radical overhaul

In an effort to complete ongoing reforms to mental health services and rectify mistakes made along the way, the Health Ministry is preparing a draft law, which, according to Deputy Minister Dimitris Vartzopoulos, aims "to radically restructure the system of organization and administration of mental health services." Currently almost all psychiatric clinics at large hospitals are overcrowded. 

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