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THE WORSENING economic crisis will set women’s rights issues back years as unemployment and poverty grow, women’s groups said yesterday.At a seminar in Nicosia yesterday on the impact of the crisis on womenthe speaker stressed how funding cuts would also place women’s issues on the back burner after years of struggling to get where they are today.Antigoni Papadopoulou, a member of the European Parliament, who spoke at the seminar said women were the victims of a silent crisis and would suffer twice as much because their struggle for equality would be compromised.“All those years of fighting for women’s rights in Cyprus will come to no avail now as we will have to start from the beginning,” she said... 7 comments
A 16 AND a 17-year-old youth were arrested on Sunday in connection with the mugging of two women in Larnaca on March 30, where gold chains and crosses they were wearing were stolen.After questioning police found that the two teenagers were also allegedly involved in another four cases of mugging earlier last month... Read on