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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new-6MIGS is happy to announce that is a partner to a new 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.

Coordinator: European Anti-Violence Network (EAVN)

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) – Cyprus; Center for Education, Counselling and Research – CESI (Croatia); A.L.E.G – Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (Romania); Plataforma unitària contra les violències de gènere (Spain); The Smile of the Child (Greece).

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Join Us and Say No to Impunity on Violence against Women!

images_Euromed_treeRGB_reduced_size_recadr___153406872_203231265Brussels, 17 February: To mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) calls on activists to stand up against impunity and ensure accountability for crimes against women. EMHRN’s Gender Working Group joint appeal comes in the wake of distressing accounts of violence against women, particularly targeting women human rights defenders in the Euro-Mediterranean Region.

The Gender Working Group recounts horrifying reports of female activists dying during peaceful protests in Egypt, mass killing of Palestinian women during the war on Gaza in 2014, and those enduring intolerable conditions in the protracted conflict in Syria. The Gender Working Group also rings the alarm on the plight of Iraqi women who are raped and sold as sex slaves. Read more →