Country Cyprus
Year 2019 - 2022
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The third National Action Plan on Gender Equality (NAPGE) 2019-2022 has been concluded, as a result of close collaboration of the government, local authorities, the Commissioner for Gender Equality, NGOs, women’s organizations, academic institutions, employers organizations and trade unions as well as human rights bodies. This NAPGE was designed to promote the implementation of the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) following the review of the 8th Periodic Report of Cyprus, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), as well as towards the acceleration of implementation of the 2013 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Drawing from the report on the evaluation of the second Action Plan, the third Action Plan will include the following seven thematic areas/objectives that will form the key priorities for action over the next three years:
- Combating all forms of Violence against Women and gradual implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (“Istanbul Convention”);
- Promoting balanced participation between women and men in decision-making positions in public, political, social and economic life;
- Reforming and improving the legislative framework;
- Protecting and Empowering Vulnerable Groups of Women;
- Promoting equality between men and women in employment;
- Eliminating Gender Stereotypes and Social Prejudices and
- Education and Training of Women in Information and Communication Technologies.

Source of Information

Cyprus's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.8-9