Policy Framework and Recommendations for Addressing Domestic Violence Against Women in Cyprus

19th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2023
September 23, 2023
OPEP – DV Policy recommendations
January 21, 2024

Violence Against Women (VAW) is a persistent and complex challenge that transcends borders and societies, cutting across geopolitical divides. Cyprus, a Mediterranean island marked by historical conflict, grapples with the enduring issue of VAW, intricately entwined with its unique political context.

This collaborative report, a joint effort between the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) and the Association of Women to Support Living (KAYAD), delves into the pressing matter of domestic violence on the island. Despite political complexities and a divided history, this report underscores the urgent need to address VAW as a central concern impacting the lives of women and girls.

This report serves as a crucial resource for policymakers, activists, and advocates, offering insights into the nuanced dynamics of domestic violence in Cyprus and proposing actionable recommendations for a more resilient and supportive framework.


  • Susana Pavlou – MIGS
  • Angelica Ourri – MIGS
  • Mine Atli – KAYAD
  • Zerrin Akinci – KAYAD

Funded by the European Union as part of the WAVE Regranting Initiative 2023

Download the full report here