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Posts by Elli Siapkidou
Greek women in crisis
On International Women’s Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Twitter account wished for the women of the world who are fighting for their rights “strength and luck.” He mentioned the elderly ladies on the island of Lesvos who took refugee babies in their hands to feed them and Konstantina Kouneva, the historian from Bulgaria, who worked as a cleaner and was had sulfuric acid thrown on her face in 2008, as “faces of fighting women.”
Contributor: Elli Siapkidou
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