The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in Cyprus, in cooperation with Antigone (Greece), Heura (Spain), the Alliance for Arab Women (Egypt), and ISIS Center for Women and Development (Morocco), successfully organised an innovative photo-exhibition with photos taken by young women from Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Morocco and Spain, under the theme “Violence against Women in the Mediterranean”.The exhibition was organised within the framework of the project “Intercultural Dialogue on Violence against Women” funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between the Cultures. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the active participation of women in intercultural dialogue about violence against women and the diffusion of information about overcoming discrimination and violence against women in the Euro-Med region. Specifically, the project aimed to bring together five organizations from the Euro-Med region and 25 women from diverse backgrounds in five countries in order to discuss and identify areas of common concern, exchange experiences, and highlight best practices in relation to violence against women. Furthermore, the project aims to encourage the exploration of ways and means for further cooperation among the participants in the area of eliminating violence against women, as well as a further exploration of ways of sharing and disseminating the results of the project activities to relevant stakeholders in the partner countries and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The exhibition opened on Wednesday the 28th of November and lasted for 1 week at the University of Nicosia in the hallway outside the Gallery Restaurant. It featured images submitted by young women aged 18 years – 40 years from Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Morocco and Spain that made a creative and powerful statement on the issue of Violence against Women in the Mediterranean region. Each participating country selected its five best entries, of which one final successful photographer was selected to travel to Cyprus and represent her country in a 2-day training workshop on the issue of Violence against Women in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and to participate in the final exhibition. The photographs were evaluated for their creativity, originality, gender sensitivity and their ability to raise awareness on Violence against Women to a wide audience and particularly youth. All short-listed photographs which participated in the exhibition will be published in a final project publication on Violence against Women in April 2007.