Greek austerity “cuts” cancer prevention tests

After the exorbitant hikes of up to 70% in co-payments for prescription drugs, Greek Health Ministry took a further step in cutting subsidized medical services to insured patients. Minister Makis Voridis announced very strict criteria for diagnosis and screening tests that will affect mainly cancer prevention tests (test PAP, mammography, prostate cancer check) but also …

The Policy of Gender Equality in Greece

Many thanks to the Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion University, School of Political Sciences. This note provides an overview of the itinerary of equality legislation and policies in Greece since the 1980s in the areas of employment, work/family reconciliation, decision-making, health and violence against women. the achievements and gains of the pre-2009 period are at risk in the current climate of …

L’utopie libérale du service sexuel

Vouloir la légalisation de la prostitution implique de nier sa dimension sexiste, mais aussi de gommer les rapports de forces sociaux et économiques particulièrement violents qui y sont à l’œuvre. par Mona Chollet Les « travailleurs du sexe » qui militent pour la légalisation de leur activité insistent souvent sur le fait qu’ils sont indépendants …

War, social crisis and Greek women

There has been a large participation of feminists in European Left’s Summer University, that took place in July 23-27 ner Berlin. EL-Fem, the party’s section about Feminist policy, hosted 4 workshops, in cooperation with women’s organizations and activists from all over Europe: Genderday: Feminizing of class-struggles – feminist resistance Women from Greece, Poland, Ukraine, Denmark, …