She-Experts InitiativeThe Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is now accepting applications from women living and/or working in Cyprus with proven expertise in diverse areas to participate in its Expert Women’s Initiativewhich aims to promote and support women’s contribution to society.

The Expert Women’s Initiative is being implemented with the framework of the project Time to Act: Time to ACT: Strengthening Capacity for Gender Parity in Political Decision-making in Cyprus co-funded by the “Global Women, Peace and Security” Initiative, United States Department of State.

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies has the pleasure of inviting you to a lecture entitled:

“Litigating for freedom, for power, for love:  Strategies for global leaders”

Karuna Nundy, Advocate at the Supreme Court of India Read more →

MIGS is happy to announce the publication of the Cypriot GEAR against IPV-II Package that was developed in 2015 on the basis of the revised edition of the Master GEAR against IPV Package.  In order to download  Booklets  II, III & IV please complete the order form here; Your request will be reviewed and MIGS will contact you in order to request more information (if necessary) and to provide you with the booklet. Read more →

Adolescents’ awareness raising workshops entitled “Building Healthy Intimate Relationships” were conducted and evaluated in 5 countries aiming to contribute to primary and secondary prevention of violence in the romantic/intimate relationships of adolescents. Namely, the specially trained teachers implemented workshops with adolescents (at schools), aiming to raise adolescents’ awareness on the harmful effects of gender stereotyping, IPV/ dating violence/gender based violence and sexual violence and to encourage the development of attitudes of zero tolerance towards violence against girls and women at a relatively young age, with the ultimate goal being to promote the development of healthy, equal and violent-free relationships.

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Teachers’ Training Seminars were conducted and evaluated in 5 countries.

The aim of Training Seminars was:

  • Sensitization of teachers on gender stereotyping, IPV/dating/sexual violence in adolescents and child abuse and neglect issues (theoretical training)
  • Building capacity of teachers in order to be able to implement Workshops with children and adolescents (students) at schools (mainly experiential training in small groups, but also theoretical training)
  • Building capacity of teachers in order to be able to identify, handle and appropriately refer for further support children who are victims of CAN and/or who are exposed on IPV at home (witnesses of IPV), as well as adolescents who are victims of IPV, dating violence or sexual violence.

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