Women’s movements, workers’ unions and NGOs from across Cyprus are staging a one-hour work stoppage on Friday March 6 from 11am to 12pm titled “About Time” ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday.
The announcement states that “it’s About Time: to put an end to violence against women, to demand equality at decision-making level, abolish sexism and any gender-based discrimination, demand implementation of relevant legislation and enshrine protection and support, and to abolish discriminations in the workplace.”
Among organisers are women’s movement Pogo, the Cyprus Gender Equality Observatory, the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, women’s arms of political parties Disy, Greens and Diko, and workers’ unions Peo, Sek, Deok and Pasydy.
In addition, at the time of the work stoppage, organisers call on women to form human chains in most major cities as follows:
In Nicosia: Starting from the Presidential Palace, ending at Supreme Court as pictured below (the heads of the organising groups will be outside the Presidential Palace)
In Limassol: Outside the District Administration building
In Paphos: District Court – Government Offices – Paphos Municipality
In Larnaca: Europe Square
Pictured below: The Nicosia human chain