The Women’s Group met on 17th November at St. Stephen’s church which was hosted by Ayia Kyriaki with 22 attendances.
The speaker, Gareth Edwards, told us the fascinating stories of four women from very different backgrounds and cultures with each having an underlying message.
The stories varied from showing that law didn’t treat everyone alike to cultural differences in the interpretation of the law and of course the abuse of the legal system.
However the final story ended in a positive tone about a young Chinese girl who single handedly got the Chinese government to address the issue of birth defects in a village due to lack of folic acid. Such was her success that she was recognised by Harvard and was awarded full scholarship for her studies. Though she suffered from a rare skin condition, her prayers were always for others before her needs.
Her humility, grace and faith has been rewarded as she has recovered from her condition and is a freshman at Harvard.
Gareth is a retired judge and legal expert whose career has included time with the British army in Germany and the Commonwealth Office. Latterly he resided over courts in the North West UK as Civil Judge and Queen’s Counsel.
Since retiring 10 years ago he and his wife spend their time between Paphos and Chester.