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Women Want Own Pay - Survey

working woman91 percent of women in Cyprus said that it is indispensable that they have their own paycheque, with only 31 percent said that gender inequality is 'far less widespread' than 10 years ago, according to the latest survey by Eurostat.

57 percent of respondents said they are keen to increase the number of care facililities for young children and 55 percent favour the introduction of flexible working hours.

"In Cyprus in particular, respondents opt for intensifying efforts to combat prejudice and generally negative accepted ideas concerning women as the priority for reducing the gender pay gap," according to the survey.

And 87 percent of women agree that a mother must put looking after her young child ahead of her career, while only 11 percent agree that a father should give up work to care for children if he is on the lower salary in the household.

Cyprus is one of the top countries that thinks that violence against women should be urgently addressed, said Eurostat.

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