Briefing-paper-213x300These briefing papers collect and present the findings of the research on intimate teenage violence carried out in the framework of the STIR project – Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships.

The research involved more than 4,000 young people aged 14-17 in the UK, Norway, Cyprus, Italy and Bulgaria.

Intimate Teenage Violence is understood as violence in teenage couples, exercised both online (through sexting, sharing of intimate images, etc.) and offline (physical, psychological, etc.).

Qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed and are the focus of these briefing papers.

The papers are available in Greek and in English from this webpage, and in Italian, Bulgarian and Norwegian on the website www.stiritup.eu. Read more →

Members of the Network at the General Assembly in June 2015.

Members of the Network at the General Assembly in June 2015

MIGS participated at the General Assembly of the newly established END FGM European Network. The GA took place in Brussels 10-11 June 2015. During the GA the members of the END FGM Network had the opportunity to discuss the future of the Network, its work plan for 2015/2016, its membership policy and exchange national experiences in the field of combating female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe and beyond.

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new-6MIGS is happy to announce the publication of the leaflet of the project entitled: Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence - II (GEAR against IPV – II). The GEAR against IPV-II project aims to contribute to primary and secondary prevention of Intimate Partner/Sexual Violence (IPV/SV) among teens.

The expected result is teens empowered in ways promoting zero-tolerance and equipped with ‘protection skills’ that will enable them to avoid being victimized and/or to appropriately and safely react to IPV/SV as victims or bystanders. Moreover, all teens will be equipped with valuable life skills for breaking the cycle of violence and building healthy relationships.

The leaflet is available in Greek and in English. Read more →

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eu_logoThe University of Nicosia, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies and the European Parliament Office in Cyprus invites you to the conference: “I thought I was applying as a caregiver”: Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work.

The aim of the conference is to initiate public dialogue on the issue with the contribution of policy makers, researchers/academics, as well as representatives of civil society, and to present and discuss recent research findings and share experience in the area of trafficking in women for labour exploitation in domestic work at the EU level and at the Member State level.

Please see the draft agenda here.

The conference will take place at the Filoxienia Conference Centre on 12 June 2015, 9.30- 13.00. Interpretation Greek →← English will be available .

For more information or clarifications please contact Josie Christodoulou at Josie@medinstgenderstudies.org, Tel.:22842035

IMG_20150208_093945 MIGS has been represented at the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) Women’s Rights & Gender Working Group’s meeting that  took place on the 7-8 February 2015, in Brussels.

Over 20 female activists gathered in Brussels to discuss the current challenges  on gender equality, including violence against women in the Euro-Mediterranean Region (with specific focus in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Palestine among other). Here follows the general aims and results of the working group meeting in Brussels, and the appeal launched by the group in view of the International Women’s Day 2015.   

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