MIGS is a partner to the project entitled: “Breaking the Mould: Promoting Gender Equality in Cyprus“. The main aim of the project is to tackle the problem of a lack of awareness about the equal economic independence of women and men, including the unbalance between professional and private life and the limited share of housework and care responsibilities between men and women. More importantly, the project focuses on culture change which is vital if Cypriot society is to move towards equality.Finally, the project aims at bringing about culture change in SMEs in Cyprus, where most men are employed, by introducing simple family-friendly measures.
MIGS is a partner to the project entitled: “WE GO! Women Economic-independence & Growth Opportunity” Project (acronym WE GO!). The main aim of the project is to strengthen support services for women victims by focusing on the training and advisory services that shelters/women’s centres offer to victims. This will be done through the capacity building of trainers and officers and the development of new methods / responses to the lack of economic alternatives for women.
Civil society can play a key role in mobilizing on a grass-roots level and forming alliances to effectively advocate for more democratic political processes. The aim of the workshop is to promote the engagement and mobilization of civil society to effectively advocate for gender parity in political decision-making at all levels through interactive and participatory training methods, as well as through the development of effective advocacy tools.
The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is organizing a capacity building workshop for women’s organizations and NGOs active in the promotion of women’s participation in public and political life across Cyprus. The capacity building falls within the framework of the project: “Time to ACT: Strengthening Capacity for Gender Parity in Political Decision- making in Cyprus”, funded by the Global Women, Peace and Security Initiative (GWPS) of the U.S State Department. Read more →
‘Gender as a missing lens – How to introduce gender into history teaching’ is a 6 month project, funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation and initiated in Cyprus.
On 18th-19th January 2016 was successfully held the 2-day 2nd Managerial Meeting of the Project GEAR against IPV II. The meeting was held in Zagreb (Croatia) and a total of 12 representatives of organizationsl that are participating in the project attended the meeting in order to discuss on the project’s progress as well as to organize and mutually decide upon important next steps of the project.