Cyprus has a set of laws to protect its female population, they range from non-discrimination in the workplace, criminalization of different forms of violence against women and domestic violence, to a law on the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings. Equality between men and women is recognized in the Cypriot Constitution. Still, 22% of Cypriot women aged 15 years and older have experienced physical and/or sexual violence. This factsheet shed light on the different types of violence women are suffering in Cyprus, and the ways to fight them. This report was published as part of the campaign #STOPViolenceAgainstWomen, within the framework of the ‘’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’’.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.