As at September 2009, the Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Domestic Violence had submitted the draft National Action Plan to the Council of Ministers, where it was pending approval. The aim of the National Action Plan is to monitor the extent of violence in the family in Cyprus; to raise awareness and sensitize the public as well as relevant professionals using various mediums, including special conferences and seminars and information campaigns and programmes; to promote scientific research on violence in the family; to promote services dealing with all aspects of the problem and specifically for support and protection of victims; monitor the effectiveness of services and the enforcement of the relevant legislation.
The National Action Plan was adopted in 2010.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Cyprus to the questionnaire on Beijing +15, 2009