"Violence against women in the context of political transformations and economic crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region; trends and recommendations towards equality and justice"

“Violence against women in the context of political transformations and economic crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region; trends and recommendations towards equality and justice”

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies

in collaboration with the

Center for European and International Affairs and the Cyprus Center for Intercultural Studies (CCIS) of the University of Nicosia

invite you to the presentation entitled:

Violence against Women in the context of Political Transformations and Economic Crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

7th May 2014, at 18:00-20:00

Place: University of Nicosia- Da Vinci Amphitheatre

 

The aim of the event is the presentation of the results and discussion of the report “Violence against women in the context of political transformations and economic crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region; trends and recommendations towards equality and justice” published by the Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN).

This report alerts that violence against women has dramatically increased in the Euro-Mediterranean region during the recent years,  showcasing key patterns of violence against women, through case studies from Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, France, Cyprus and Spain.

The report also underlines the alarming increase and severity of sexual violence in countries such as Libya, Syria and Egypt mounting to sexual terrorism.  In Egypt, women protestors were subjected to systematic and seemingly planned harassment and gang rapes in Tahrir Square. In Syria, women and are subjected to trafficking and sexual exploitation girls in refugee camps.

Guest speakers include Erato Kozakou- Marcoullis, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maria Hadjipavlou,  Associate Professor, University of Cyprus.

The presentation programme can be accessed here.

For more information you can contact the coordinator of the presentation Christina Kaili at christina@medinstgenderstudies.org, or at 22842086.