Cypriot MPs participate in PACE session, refer to importance of Istanbul Convention and education in digital era

Cypriot MP Stella Kyriakidou has pointed out the importance of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention.

Addressing on Wednesday the plenary of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Kyriakidou pointed out however that the Convention stipulates the operation of specialised services and infrastructure, as well as specific measures, which demanded time and political will.

She noted that a few months after the Convention came into force, Cyprus decided to set up the Women’s House, which will operate by the end of 2019, to support women who are victims of violence and their families.

Meanwhile, Cypriot MP Kostis Efstathiou presented the draft resolution of his report on the role of education in the digital era, in the framework of a meeting of the PACE Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media

Efstathiou pointed out the need to reform and adjust the provided education so that it would address the problems faced by the youth and children today. He also noted the non-uniformity among Council of Europe member states in access to modern methods of digital teaching and their use by the education system.

Source: Cyprus News Agency