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Equality Unit

Member since 01.06.2011



Mission and objectives

The National Machinery for Women' s Rights (NMWR) is the competent authority in Cyprus for the promotion of gender equality and women´s rights.

It was established in February 1994 by the Council of Ministers, is administratively placed under the Ministry of Justice and Public Order and is under the chairmanship of the Minister of Justice and Public Order.

The NMWR is a system of four bodies, i.e. the Council, the National Committee, the Interministerial Committee and the General Secretariat, in which governmental officers from all ministries, women´s organizations and other NGO´s participate.

The NMWR deals with all matters concerning women, focusing on the elimination of legal discrimination against women and the promotion of real equality between men and women.


Address : 125, Athalassas Avenue, 1461 ,Cyprus
Adress email :
Website :

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

Fédération des Ligues des Droits des Femmes
ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality
Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)
Turkey Disable'   s Education and Solidarity Foundation
Disi Women's Cooperative
International therapeutic Attorneys Centre (ICAR)
Savera Liverpool
Egyptian Feminist Union – EFU
Khadija Zizi
Women in Morocco
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Jawhara Association
Coalition parlementaire arabe sur la lutte contre la violence de la femme
Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development Center (ACT)
Women Helping Women Network-Jordan
Radio Hawa FM
Amel Association International
Wafaa Ziti
Community Media Center
Forum de Femmes Méditerranée (FFM)
Socio-cultural centre for women in action
Children of Female Prisoners Association
Bint Bladi Association
National Broadcasting and Television Society - SNRT
Infakto Research Workshop
Mother's School Association
Libyan Women Forum (LWF)
Zouhair Gassim
Office for Gender Equality
Venus Association for the culture and arts
Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)
Association Djazairouna des victimes du terrorisme
Rural Women's Development Socity
Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD)

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