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Women in Cyprus can do so much more says minister

Minister of Transport Vasiliki Anastasiadou

Women in Cyprus have achieved a lot, but they can do so much more, Communications Minister Vasiliki Anastasiadou said on Thursday in a message for International Women’s Day.

“Women’s Day is for every woman a day to honour the battles where women have fought and continue to fight against inequality, oppression, violence and exploitation,” she said.

“In this context and bearing in mind the important achievements of women in education, labour and human rights, this day is rightly celebrated throughout the world,” she added.

The recently appointed minister, one of two women in the cabinet, added “March 8 is also an extremely important day for me, as it reminds me of all the many and important achievements of Cypriot women.”

She added though that “it is also a day of reflection because so much more has yet to be done until women gain the place they deserve in the whole spectrum of life, as an equal member of our society.

“The women of Cyprus have achieved much. We can, however, do much more,” she concluded.

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