BIMR CWP delegation to visit Cyprus

A three-member delegation of the British Isles and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians will visit Cyprus for contacts with members of the House of Representatives and others.

A House statement said that the delegation, including chairwoman Roberta Blackman-Woods and MPs Margaret Mitchell and Rhian Tooley, led by former chairwoman BIMR CWP, Joyce Watson and the CPA’s regional secretary, Jon Davies, arrive Wednesday evening for a three-day visit at the invitation of the Cyprus House.

During its stay, the delegation will be received by House President Demetris Syllouris and will also hold meetings with the chairwoman of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Committee Stella Kyriakidou and other female parliamentarians.

A meeting is also scheduled with Equality Commissioner in Cyprus Josephina Antoniou, the Permanent Secretary of the Justice Ministry Andreas Ashiotis and members of the Union of Municipalities and civil society members.

To mark the delegation’s visit, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies � MIGS of the University of Nicosia is also organising a seminar on the role of women in the island’s politics.

Source: Cyprus News Agency