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Eight women from Famagusta send their message for International Women's Day

We celebrate International Women's Day every year on March 8.

Panagiota Kendeou, Katelitsa Zouvani Fylaktou, Utensils Koutra Koukouma, Chryso Tsokkou Papaevelthontos, Chryso Prodromou, Amalia Hatzigianni, Vasiliki Hatziadamou & Eleni Artymata speak on FN

We celebrate International Women's Day every year on March 8. Especially this year, the challenges worldwide are increasing due to the existence of the pandemic, while, unfortunately, to this day, women are obliged to fight for equality with men.

Eight women, who excel or are distinguished in their field originating from the province of Famagusta spoke to Famagusta.News for the challenges each in their field after the existence of the pandemic while at the same time, they sent their own message for women in general.

To Famagusta.News Dr. Panagiota Kendeou, Katelitsa Zouvani Fylaktou, Koutra Koukouma Utensils, Chryso Tsokkou Papaevelthontos, Chryso Prodromou, Dr. Amalia Hatzigianni, Vasiliki Hatziadamou and Eleni Artymata spoke

Dr. Amalia Hatzigianni, MEDICINE

What changes has the pandemic brought to your field that we are expected to see in the near future?

It is a fact that the pandemic was something that found us unprepared, mainly due to the fact that we have not experienced such a thing for several years. At the end of the pandemic we will be wiser. We must be prepared to face such crises. Staffing and training of staff, supply of necessary and specialized equipment and increase of beds in intensive care units. The use of technology (telemedicine), collaboration of medical and paramedical staff and the collaboration of more specialties are some of the changes we will see in the future. In addition, greater and better coordination is needed at European level.

A message to women

The woman of Cyprus was always present in all the games. We have proved that we can. Together we can improve the position of women in society and make our place better.

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Amalia Hatzigianni was born in the occupied village of Acheritou. He studied at the Medical School of Athens and obtained a degree in cardiology and a doctorate from the Medical School of Athens.
Since 2004 he has been working at the Famagusta Hospital as a cardiologist. Since 2016, she has been acting Medical Director at the Famagusta Hospital, which since March 11, 2020 has been operating as a Reference Hospital for the coronavirus.

Koukouma utensils, POLITICS

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

On the occasion of the 8th of March, I address a warm greeting to the women of Cyprus and the whole world. To all those who fight daily against a system that reproduces discrimination, condemns them to poverty, unemployment and exploitation. To all those who strive to achieve equality and parity in all areas of life. Women are facing difficult and very urgent struggles to give the next period and coordination at all levels is required.

First in terms of health, healthcare, medicines and even scientific research in the field of medicine and medicines, it has now been proven that there has been a real blow to the rights of peoples. It is not a question of the quality of our lives but of our own lives. At the same time, those who claimed that linking scientific research to profit have an impact on the health and lives of peoples have been vindicated. The vaccine production fiasco, patents, business interests and the involvement of geostrategic policies and interests in the issue, no matter how much is tried to be silenced, have led to a setback in efforts to address the pandemic.

Second is the attack on the labor rights of workers and especially women. For several years now, new forms of exploitation have been hidden behind concepts such as flexible employment, flexible working hours, and working from home. At the same time, under the pretext of the health crisis, they are proceeding with new reductions in salaries, reductions in acquis acquired through competitions.

Third, domestic violence is on the rise. In any case, in almost no country has there been an effective and satisfactory framework for the protection of women from violence, starting with the education system and ending with victim support and empowerment structures. Today, however, the already big issue of violence has become a tsunami and has virtually flooded the whole world.

A message to women

The general message to women is "immediate organization to overthrow inequality." Women's problems are not individual and are not found in the details or some behaviors.

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Utensils Koutra Koukouma is a Member of Parliament for Famagusta with AKEL Left New Forces, member of the Political Bureau of AKEL, General Secretary of POGO, and Vice President of the World Democratic Federation of Women (PDOG).

Dr. Panagiota Kendeou, ACADEMIC

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

The pandemic has definitely changed my research. In my lab, we focus on how we can improve reading comprehension at all stages of a child's development. A major concern for the development and progress of children is the "learning loss", ie the loss of knowledge, skills, and even the reversal of academic progress due to school closure and ineffective distance learning during the pandemic. Particular concerns have been raised about students still learning to read, but also about students moving from elementary school to high school and high school. We do not yet know the extent of the problem, but we have already begun to investigate this issue.

What the pandemic has also brought to the surface is the need for a flexible education system that can shift from interpersonal and physical education to distance or distance education quickly and effectively. To date, we have developed several educational technologies that allow us to do this (see, for example, the Inference Galaxy platform). We intend to do more work in this area and provide students and teachers with flexible solutions to meet their needs.

Finally, one area we intend to focus more on is digital literacy. In particular, the pervasive nature of misinformation and lack of information during the pandemic underscored the need to prepare students with strong digital media skills. Our young people need to be able to distinguish fact from fiction and learn how to responsibly produce, receive and reproduce the media. This is a complex problem that requires an interdisciplinary approach, as we have already begun to do with the "Vaccine Communication Manual". Covid-19”, An international interdisciplinary effort to provide guidelines for the effective correction of misinformation. The summary has also been translated into Greek.

A message to women

A big thank you to the remarkable women in my life, especially to my mother, who raised, supported, inspired, taught and guided me. Women achieve amazing things when they support each other. We must intensify our efforts for greater representation and appreciation of the prospects and contributions of women in Cyprus.

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Dr. Panagiota Kendeou is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and chair of the "Guy Bond" reading theory department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kendeou comes from Avgorou. She received her degree in Education from the University of Cyprus (1998), followed by a Master's (2002) and a Ph.D. (2005) in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota in the United States. In her research, Dr. Kendeou develops theoretical models that explain how students acquire and understand knowledge during reading and uses these models to design and test innovative, educational technologies that transform reading instruction and improve achievement in her field. reading. Dr. Panagiota Kendeou is also investigating an effective way to reduce the impact of misinformation. She has published extensively over 120 publications and over 200 presentations and her work has received numerous awards, including the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development Research Excellence Award in 2020, the Early Career Impact Award from the Foundation FABBS in 2015, the Tom Trabasso Young Investigator Award from the Society for Text & Discourse in 2012, and the Research in Literacy Award from the UK Literacy Association in 2009. Panagiota Kendeou is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Educational Psychology Magazine, the leading journal in the field of. He is a member of the American Psychological Society (APA), the American Association for Educational Research (AERA) and the Society for Text and Speech (ST&D). Panagiota Kendeou's work has been featured in national and local media in the United States, including Healthline, VICE, Voice of America, Morning Consult, Star Tribune, MplsStPaul Magazine and KSTP Channel 5 News.

Katelitsa Zouvani Amulet, EDUCATION

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

Undoubtedly, no technology has the potential to replace experience, enthusiasm and human approach to education. On the other hand, without the use of technology, the education of children around the world would have been interrupted. As an educational institution we had to act immediately and effectively ∙ and we did. Our classes automatically became online. Besides, we were ready to simulate the school curriculum on the Microsoft Teams platform, which we already had in our technology tools. The education of the children continued smoothly as we kept our school fully operational, despite the deplorable conditions.

At Xenion Education we did not view the new data as a threat but as an opportunity. Digital communication, online conferences and seminars and e-learning platforms have come to stay. We have entered a new reality and we must face it as an opening to the modernization of education and to strengthen the management systems of digital learning and training. The pandemic has redefined the need to explore online teaching and learning opportunities.

A more general message for women

Women's Day is a wonderful opportunity to thank all women for everything they offer as mothers, grandmothers, husbands, employees and housewives. The pandemic has enhanced the contribution of women not only in the workplace but also in society as a whole. Let us dedicate this year's Women's Day to the women-heroines who staffed the front-line professions to fight the pandemic. The woman must have faith in her potential, have a vision and follow her intuition. There is nothing that today's woman can not do.

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Mrs. Katelitsa Zouvani - Fylaktou was born on December 17, 1957 in Paralimni. He graduated with honors from Paralimni High School. He holds a degree in Greek and English Philology from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and a TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) postgraduate degree. He was involved in the educational events since he was a teacher for many years, especially from a managerial and administrative position. She is the founder and Executive Managing Director of Xenion Education. She is married to Christos Fylaktou, retired Provincial Director of Retail Banking of Laiki Bank and is the mother of four children; George, Xenia, Mario and Avramis. She has six grandchildren. Anxious in nature and perfectionist, he developed a varied and innovative action in the field of education. The idea for the establishment of Xenion Education was conceived several decades ago. The problems of public education, the growing demands of the modern age and the need for quality and substantive education were the trigger for this initiative. Mrs. Katelitsa Zouvani-Fylaktou is a diverse personality. He is a member of the Board. of the Association of Private Schools of Cyprus and the Lyceum of Greek Women of Famagusta. He was a member of the Board. of EBE Famagusta and the Board. of the Association of Private Tutoring Cyprus. She was also a member of the council of KOGEE (Cyprus Federation of Women Entrepreneurs). A practical recognition of her entrepreneurial ability was her award in 2004 by KOGEE as "Woman Entrepreneur of the Year". Finally, to show rich social and charitable work.

Chryso Tsokkou Papaevelthontos, HOSPITALITY / HOTEL SECTOR

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

2020 is the year that all people around the world changed their priorities. The next day of the pandemic I hope he finds us ready in every way to face the challenges that have accumulated after 12 months of incredible economic and social ordeal. It will take time and effort to get back to our normal rhythms. We will also need to get used to the new precautionary, disinfecting and hygiene practices that will remain in place. Undoubtedly the pandemic has hit tourism very hard with all the chain effects throughout our country. We expect and demand skillful handling from all stakeholders so that we can restart responsibly and with golden balances.

A more general message for women

This year, International Women's Day finds us in particularly difficult conditions due to coronary artery disease. This year, as never before, all women deserve to be honored and the many examples to be imitated. They are great sources of inspiration and are the beacons of hope for future generations. The prominent and invisible heroines put their own little stone for a more balanced tomorrow with more opportunities for everyone. The gender gap exists and as a mother of four young children I feel a responsibility to contribute to bridging it. From personal experience, the position of women in business and professional life still presents great inequality and has enormous room for improvement. It is still a discriminatory factor and reduces about half the population to a minor role. Regardless of whether it is likely to be of higher education and productive capacity. According to scientists, there are patriarchal and matriarchal abilities and values. The combination of these characteristics exists in every human being, regardless of gender. I place more emphasis on the issue of women's empowerment as I firmly believe that it has a catalytic role for a healthier, stronger, more sensitive and effective society. We must break the boundaries of prejudice and not act in a limited context as defined by existing mentalities. Too many worthy women have proven that they can successfully meet the multiple roles that our society expects from a woman. So the 'career or children' dilemma does not exist, as it can be combined with many sacrifices, planning and effort. We need to create more opportunities and strengthen the existing foundations more for the next generation of women. So that they feel even more the right to dream and be inspired. We must achieve the empowerment of women with a sense of responsibility towards the women of tomorrow with information, education, decisive actions, education, awakening and elimination of stereotypes and social prejudices.

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Chryso Tsokkou Papaevelthontos graduated from the University of London Kings College with a Master's degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Analysis and from the University of Leicester with a BA in Management Studies. He is an excellent graduate of Paralimni High School and also served as President of Paralimni High School. After completing her studies, she returned to Cyprus and worked in all departments of A. Tsokkos Hotels Public Ltd gaining significant experiences. In order to gain more experience from other large organizations, he worked at DIAS as a Client Service Manager. He currently works as an Executive Consultant at A. Tsokkos Hotels Public Ltd. He is an active member of various professional, cultural and charitable organizations. Specifically, he is a member of the Board of Directors of A. Tsokkos Hotels Public Ltd, a member of the Board of Directors of Dome Investments Public Company Ltd, a Corporate Governance Code Compliance Officer and an Investor Liaison Officer of A. Tsokkos Hotels Public Ltd, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of PASYXE Famagusta , member of the charity Center Agios Christoforos Offer and Love (KEPA), member of the Board of Directors Cyprus Hospitality, member of the platform 'The She Experts' of MIGS Cyprus, Member of the Institute of Hospitality (HCIMA). In January 2019, he was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Broadcasting Authority. He was Vice President of the District Committee of DIKO Famagusta for the period 2013-2018. Participates in international exhibitions, attends seminars and training days and writes articles in the press. She is married to Dimitris E. Papaevelthontos with whom they had four children, Anastasia, Evelthontas, Andreas and Christoforos.

Vasiliki Chatziadamou, MUSIC

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

Apart from the fact that we have "awakened" and realized many and important things with the coming of the pandemic, however, all aspects of our lives have been affected. Performances were canceled, festivals were postponed, music stages were closed, many TV shows and productions were stopped… The pandemic kept everything on ice and requires a redefinition of the prevailing data in the field of culture and media. I am very afraid that it will negatively affect the course of events for at least the immediate future. It takes a lot of struggle to hold on. Several concessions have been made. We have already put enough water in our wine. Unfortunately, there is a climate of insecurity, uncertainty and often frustration.

A more general message for women.

The woman has given battles through her multiple roles, she has won her own difficult and hard struggles, she has raised banners, she has envisioned, she has dreamed, she has performed a painful and demanding work… Every woman deserves and has the right to stand equal to every man without violence, without oppression, without exploitation. Every woman deserves and should be supported and trusted! Because he can! He can achieve a lot with dignity, with ability, with love, with skill!

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Vasiliki Hatziadamou was born in the village of Sotira in the province of Famagusta. As a child he was an active member of various organizations and groups. In 1999 he left for studies in Thessaloniki. She studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy where she received her degree in 2004. At the same time he attends Byzantine Music classes at the Central Conservatory of Thessaloniki, graduating in 2007. For two years he attended Paleography classes at the Center for Hagiological Studies of the Holy Monastery of Agia Theodora where he received a diploma. During her stay in Thessaloniki she collaborates with various musical groups. Returning to Cyprus, he participated in various events, concerts that revolved around the traditional music of both Cyprus and the wider Greek area, while delivering literary lessons. From 2011 to 2014 he presents at the Cyprus Radio Foundation the video game "We play Cypriot" together with the well-known Greek actor Giannis Tsimitselis. In 2014 he presents the evening music TV show of RIK "Saturday and Evening". In 2015 he changes the TV roof and undertakes the presentation of the afternoon show of Sigma "Live it" and at the same time the evening entertainment-educational show "Traditional Night" for two years. In 2016 until 2017 he was in the company of Radio Proto presenting the weekly radio show "Awakening of Tradition". In 2018, she begins her collaboration with the Alpha Cyprus TV station in a weekly music show called "As long as there are songs" in which she hosts Cypriot and Greek artists in tributes and thematic shows. In January 2018, he joins the radio family of Active, of the Phileleftheros group, presenting the daily entertainment music show "Music Curtain". From February 2019 he presents the TV show "Delivery at home" in Alpha Cyprus. In the context of TV and radio shows, he counts interviews of important artists from Cyprus and Greece such as Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Giannis Markopoulos, Dimitris Bassis, Chronis Aidonidis, Costas Makedonas, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Giota Nega, Christos Nikoras, Christos Nikolos. It is a pleasure to visit, upon invitation, primary schools in the context of various days for telling a Cypriot tale and playing in the Cypriot dialect. He collaborated with music groups in Greece and Cyprus as well as with the music group of Michalis Hadjimichael for eleven years (until 2017) in concerts inside and outside Cyprus. Since 2017 she has created her own band and has appeared in music scenes, events, concerts in collaboration with renowned musicians and artists from Cyprus and Greece. In June 2018 it was presented in Melbourne, Australia with great success. He has participated in various recordings. She has released two of her recordings in the Cypriot dialect. "Anthos Amaranton" and a work with artful Cypriot songs entitled "Archangelos" with lyrics by Poly Kyriakou and music by Andrea Katsigianni.

Eleni Artymata, SPORTS

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

Of course, sports could not be unaffected by the pandemic. Initially, some scheduled matches were canceled and others postponed. For example, the Olympic Games that will finally take place this summer. What we see and will continue for a long time is the conduct of games without an audience. It is very strange for athletes to compete without people in the stands pushing us to success.

A more general message for women

Women are very strong with many roles in everyday life. That is why we must give our every fight energetically, with a smile, perseverance and patience and not put it down until we achieve our goal. And this is something that concerns all women no matter what they do.

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Eleni Artymata was born in Paralimni. It has a large number of distinctions in athletics, among which, the 3rd place in the Pan-European Junior Championship, 1st place in the Mediterranean Games 200m - 2009, 2013, 2018, 5th and 7th place in the Pan-European Championship 200m, 8th place in the World Championship 200m . He also participated in three consecutive Olympics (2008-2012-2016 200m) and qualified for Tokyo 2021 in the 400m. He is the holder of the Pancyprian performance in the competitions: 200m, 300m, 400m.

Chryso Prodromou, VOLUNTEERING

What changes has the pandemic brought about in your field that we are expected to see in the near future.

The social distancing and isolation of all of us in the last year, due to the pandemic, will surely bring difficulties to all of us, in the next period of time, but especially to our children. In particular, they lack their social programs (visits to various places for education / socializing, outings for coffee or food), which are very important for children with disabilities and especially for children with autism. All these difficulties cause a great problem in their social adaptation

A more general message for women

My message to all women is to always love and believe in ourselves. To be sure that we all have inner strengths that will appear in our difficult times. When it is necessary to fight and protect our family, we become warrior mothers, caregivers, protectors and we must also appreciate our comrades who support us during this effort. In our case the team is a large set of people, all of whom have played a very important role in everything we have achieved so far. Real volunteers are those who do not have a child with autism, but are next to the Association and offer to help on a non-profit basis and without any personal benefit, and we thank them very much for that!

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Chryso Prodromou was born in 1967 in Moseley Birmingham, England. He grew up and was educated in England. She later met and married her husband Tryphon in 1989 and had four children. In 2002, when her fourth child, Stefanos, was diagnosed at the age of four with Autism, her whole life changed. A few years later, the effort to create the first special unit at the Ayia Napa Public Kindergarten and later at the Ayia Napa Primary School began. Both units were pioneering for the data of that time and our Province. These were the foundations of Autism Support Famagusta and so little by little the dream came true and came true! Twenty years ago, when her children were diagnosed, they had very little support from the state and the parents found support among themselves. It was and is their belief that they should work as a team and make efforts to improve the lives of children instead of pointing the finger and blaming the system, the state, etc. Energy and willpower can make the difference when used properly and teamwork always brings results. The Famagusta Autism Support Association, of which he is president, was created in 20 by a group of parents, friends and volunteers with the aim of providing help and support to people with autism, but also to their families. At a time when the rates of children with autism are rising rapidly at epidemic rates, the need to create a day center for these children has grown and become more pressing. Therefore, the creation of the SMILE Project in 2013 emerged after many efforts. It is a day care center for children and adults with autism which is housed in Paralimni. It offers special areas, specialized treatments and care exclusively for people with Autism. In this case the team is a large group of people, who have all played a very important role in everything they have achieved so far. Board of Directors, Volunteers, Parents, Friends' Families, the Mayor and the Municipality of Ayia Napa and this spread to all other Municipalities and Councils of the Famagusta area. They are grateful to everyone, including counsel Angela Winstanley, who is by their side. Real volunteers are those who do not have a child with autism, but are next to the Association and offer to help on a non-profit basis and without any personal benefit!

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