Women’s woes.

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Women, es­pe­cially young women, have been hit par­tic­u­larly hard by Greece’s eco­nomic cri­sis, La­bor and So­cial In­sur­ance Min­is­ter Effie Acht­sioglou told the Par­lia­ment in Athens yes­ter­day on the oc­ca­sion of In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day. Of all the regis­tered unem­ployed in Greece, 61 per­cent are women, Acht­sioglou said, not­ing that although job­less­ness has dropped 3 per­cent­age points over the past two years of the SYRIZA-In­de­pen­dent Greeks coali­tion, more needs to be done to curb un­em­ploy­ment gen­er­ally, and in par­tic­u­lar among women. Cuts in so­cial wel­fare spend­ing over the years have fallen most heav­ily on the shoul­ders of women, Acht­sioglou said, adding that the cur­rent gov­ern­ment re­mains de­ter­mined to ease aus­ter­ity as soon as pos­si­ble.

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