Country Cyprus
Year 2017 - 2019
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

 The Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Domestic Violence has drafted the second National Action Plan for the Prevention and Handling of Family Violence (NAPPHFV) 2017-2019, which has been approved by the Council of Ministers. The new NAPPHFV focuses on the following objectives: 
- Completing the revision of the Manual of Interdepartmental Procedures; 
- Promoting systematic, specialised and interdepartmental training for “front-line” professionals dealing with incidents/cases of domestic violence; 
- Reinstating Family Counsellors within the Social Welfare Services (SWS); 
- Development and adoption of a multi-agency Risk Assessment Mechanism for more effective management of incidents/cases of domestic violence; 
- Promoting the ratification of the Istanbul Convention by the House of Representatives (HOR); 
- Promoting the effective implementation of the Establishing Minimum Standards on the Rights, Support and Protection of Victims of Crime Law, 2016 [L.51(I)/2016].

Source of Information

Cyprus's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.9