The invisible foreign domestic worker

Earlier this summer, a video of a 68-year old Cypriot man physically abusing a 31-year old foreign domestic worker he was employing, was released to the press. Many pointed to the parallels between this violent behaviour and the murders of the five foreign women and two of their daughters last summer. Both instances of violenceContinue reading “The invisible foreign domestic worker”

Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Cyprus

Project Phoenix is currently conducting a three-part systemic analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers (RMAs) in Cyprus, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stifung (FES) and the Justice Project.  This is a summary of the findings from Part I, which provides an overview of events and localisedContinue reading “Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Cyprus”

The New Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

NICOSIA – Earlier this month, six boats carrying Syrian and Lebanese migrants set sail from northern Lebanon and attempted to dock in Cyprus. That might not sound like much, yet it is six times more than the total number of migrant vessels that have embarked for Cyprus from Lebanon over the last year. A fastContinue reading “The New Eastern Mediterranean Crisis”

Τέσσερις μύθοι για το κλείσιμο των οδοφραγμάτων

Τις τελευταίες μέρες αναπτύσσεται μια συζήτηση για το κατα πόσον η κυβέρνηση πρέπει, με αφορμή την παγκόσμια πανδημία, να κλείσει μόνιμα πλέον τα οδοφράγματα. Κι αφού διάβασα διάφορα επιχειρήματα, είπα να απομυθοποιήσω κάποιες θέσεις που εσφαλμένα, πιστεύω, προτάσσονται στο δημόσιο διάλογο. Μύθος 1 – Η Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία θα μπορούσε νόμιμα να κλείσει μονομερώς τα οδοφράγματαContinue reading “Τέσσερις μύθοι για το κλείσιμο των οδοφραγμάτων”