Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :15 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 3 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 2 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :21 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :84 (5)

Cyprus Search Data

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Article 17 of the Constitution

Cyprus | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 8 of the Constitution

Cyprus | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 10 of the Constitution

Cyprus | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan on the Prevention and Handling of Family Violence

Cyprus | 2010 | 2013

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Resource Book: Date Rape Cases among Young Women and the Development Of Good Practices for Support and Prevention

Cyprus | 2008

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Ministry of Interior Campaign against Human Trafficking

Cyprus | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Data on Helpline

Cyprus | 2008

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Social Services

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Mandatory Training for Police Officers

Cyprus | 2008

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Committee for the Protection and Prevention of Violence in the Family and Schools

Cyprus | 2008

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Police Campaign: "Domestic Violence is a Double Crime"

Cyprus | 2008

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 18–74 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(3) Proportion of women aged 18–74 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014. Violence against Women: An EU-wide Survey. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


(4) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(5) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.