Projects

Projects



ARTEMIS

Date: February 2020 - February 2022

This project aims to increase the level of awareness of the European Protection Order (EPO) among European citizens, lawyers and the personnel of NGOs and CSOs. This is to support women who have experienced domestic violence, stalking or other forms of abuse, so that they may be protected not only in their home country but in any European country they wish to travel to or reside in.

The European Protection Order was introduced by EC Directive 2011/99/EU to allow judicial protection orders issued in criminal proceedings in one Member State to be applied in another.

The ARTEMIS project will aid professionals likely to meet victims in need of protective measures and address a gap in data as very little has thus far been collected on the European or Member State level to assess the use of EPOs. The expected results of the project are an increased number of EPOs requested and issued.

More info and updates on the project here

Partners: EBIT SRL, Italy, PROGEU (Progress in European Union), Italy, Autonomous Women’s House Zagreb, Croatia, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies(MIGS), Cyprus, Union of Women’s Association Heraklion Prefecture, Greece, proFem, Center for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Czech Republic

Project code: JUST-JACC-AG-2019

Play 4 Your Rights! Innovative Media Education Strategies against Sexism and Discrimination (Play4!)

Date: January 2020 - January 2023

The project’s main objective is to foster critical and creative use of social media amongst young people to fight gender-based stereotypes, discrimination and sexist hate speech. The project will be implemented in Italy, Germany, Cyprus and Lithuania. It builds on the work of previous projects: BRICkS (building respect on the internet by combating hate speech) (2014-2016), Media Against Hate, (2016-2018), and Silence Hate (2017-2019).

Play 4! makes innovative use of media, digital games and gamification in order to engage teenagers on the key topic of gender-based discrimination. Project activities include an online campaign, public events and meetings with local authorities. These not only target teenagers but also teachers, educators, staff, families of adolescents, local authorities and the general public. The project promotes critical thinking, active citizenship and social inclusion.

Coordinator: COSPE, Italy

Partners: COSPE, Italy,ZAFFIRIA, Casa Delle Donne, Italy, Medien + bildung.com (m+b), Germany, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Cyprus, Women’s Issues Information Centre (WIIC), Lithuania

Project code: EACEA/21/2018

Dream Fighters – Combating Gender Stereotypes through Play (Play4!)

Date: January 2020 - June 2020

The project Dream Fighters: Combating gender stereotypes through play aims to challenge gendered attitudes and behaviour patterns among youth with the aim to reduce gender segregation in career and life paths. /p>

The project activities include awareness raising workshops with youth workers and education professionals using innovative pedagogical tools including GenderEd educational programme and the Dream Fighters app. These innovative resources equip youth workers and educators with the tools to combat gender stereotypes and encourage young girls and boys to explore the influence they have on their educational choices and life chances.

Coordinator:Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

Partners: Cyprus Youth Council

Project code: 2020C YP1

Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC)

Date: November 2018 - November 2020

Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) is a research project between five European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Scotland, Portugal and Romania.

The project’s aim is to improve how children’s rights are upheld in child contact systems, where the children have experienced domestic abuse. Together, the partners will find out what can be improved in order to effectively listen to children and young people and to make changes which ensure their safety and the safety of their mothers.

Each country will be exploring ways for children and young people to participate in their own particular context. Taking forward the learning and outcomes from two Scottish models – Power Up, Power Down, and the Children’s Rights officer, to develop their own individual needs. The project partners will each work alongside key stakeholders in their home countries (e.g. the police, social workers, the judiciary) to examine and improve the barriers which stop children’s views being taken into account in child contact decisions.

More info and updates on the project here

Coordinator: The University of Edinburgh

Partners: Bulgarian gender research foundation, Bulgaria, The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Cyprus, Centre for Studies for Social Intervention, Portugal, Women’s Union for Alternative and Response, Community Safety and Mediation Centre Foundation, Romania

Project code: REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAP- GBV-AG-2017

Risk Assessment by Police of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

Date: May 2018 - April 2019

The project - that the partners are implementing on behalf of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) - carries out an overview and evaluation of risk assessment and risk management mechanisms as they have been designed and deployed across police forces in the 28 EU Member States, specifically targeting intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. .

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to an improved institutional response by EU Member States in combating violence against women. The project looks to achieve its aim by supporting and strengthening efforts by Member States, specifically their respective police forces, in accurately assessing and managing the risk of further victimisation, thus putting the protection of women at the forefront.

The study also aims to support Member States in meeting the requirements of the legal framework set by the EU (e.g. The Victims’ Rights Directive) as well as the Istanbul Convention regarding the protection of women who have been victims of IPV.

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS)

Project code: EIGE/2018/OPER/03

Play it for Change (Pi4C)

Date: January 2018 – December 2019

Play It for Change (Pi4C) is a project under the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. Six European countries (Cyprus, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Poland and Slovenia) are taking in this 2-year project.

Pi4C aims to prevent and combat gender-based violence (GBV) in students aged 12 to 18, using audiovisual media and music. Educators will have a key role in implementing the project’s activities effectively. The media literacy programmes and training will help sensitise school children around GBV, as well as enhance their critical thinking capacity.

More info and updates on the project here

Coordinator: SURT Women’s Foundation in Spain

Partners: CESI in Croatia, KMOP in Greece, Feminoteka in Poland, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in Cyprus, The Peace Institute in Slovenia

Project code: REC-VAW- AG-2016-02-776965

Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees (GLIMER)

Date: October 2017 - October 2020

GLIMER, aims to help European cities and regions that are experiencing population decline, skill shortages and community fragmentation to better incorporate displaced migrants and refugees in ways that are sustainable and mutually beneficial. The project supports policy-makers and Europe’s refugees through sharing of best practices and reports.

The project activities include drafting integrated reports on issues related to migration governance and local integration approaches in each of the cities under study, as well as on migration integration activities and approaches to language competency and on integration into the labour market and skills training of migrants and refugees. Each of the above areas will be examined from a gender perspective. GLIMER will also publish accessible policy briefings, two books and six academic papers.

More info and updates on the project here

Coordinator: University of Strathclyde (Scotland, UK)

Partners:, The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) (Cyprus), Università della Calabria (Italy), Malmö University (Sweden), and University of Stirling (Scotland, UK).

This project has received funding in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Grant agreement No 693443

Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in Third Level Education (ESHTE)

Date: April 2017 - April 2019

ESHTE aims to prevent and combat sexual violence and harassment (SVH) and build a culture of zero tolerance in universities and 3rd level institutions (UTLIs) throughout Europe through a feminist understanding and analysis of the causes and effects of SVH. More importantly, it aims to support UTLIs to articulate a clear message, commitment, set of core values, ethos, procedures and protocols to build a ‘Zero Tolerance Zone,’ and provide opportunities for sharing models of good practice.

The project seeks to raise knowledge amongst UTLI staff of the higher risk of SVH amongst young women and its negative impact on student’s academic performance and overall well-being. It will also raise awareness and provide information to students on: consent, the myths surrounding rape, the support available to victims, the importance of reporting to the police, as well as naming and acknowledging experiences of SVH, but also raising awareness of the particular experiences of SVH of students with disabilities and those from minority ethnic groups. ESHTE will be implemented by a partnership of four NGOs organisations and several universities across five EU member states.

Coordinator: National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI)

Partners: The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Cyprus (MIGS) (Cyprus), The Women's Issues Information Centre (WIIC), Lithuania and Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS), UK.

Associate Partners (in Cyprus): The University of Nicosia

Find out more: https://www.itstopsnow.org/en/home

Project code : JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/SEXV/ 8494

Circle of Change

Date: April 2017 – April 2019

Circle of Change: Preventing and combating violence against women and girls through gender equality awareness aims to support the development and implementation of practical and targeted information, awareness-raising and education activities to eliminate intimate partner violence / sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault (IPV/SV).

The project aims to train 200 front-line professionals (i.e. police officers and other civil servants), 125 teachers and related professionals from all major cities in Cyprus and to empower 625 adolescents through 25 student implementation workshops. It also includes an awareness-raising media campaign on violence against women.

Coordinator: Cyprus Police (Criminal Investigation Department)

Partners: The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies , Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO), and Enoros Consulting Ltd

Multipliers: Ministry of Education and Culture, National Machinery for Women’s Rights (NMWR) under the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, Ombudsman/Anti-Discrimination Body and Equal Treatment Authority, Gender Equality Committee in Employment and Vocational Training, Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Violence in the Family, other Women’s’ Associations in Cyprus.

Project code :JUST/2016/RGEN/AG/VAWA /9945

Free to Choose (FtC)

Date: January 2017 – July 2019

Free to Choose (FtC) is a project co-funded by the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The core objective is to raise awareness around gender diversity, enhancing and promoting a change in culture and the behaviour of youngsters when choosing career paths.

The project partners look to inform youngsters in transitional phases, as well as key adults around the types, roots and effects of gender stereotypes and segregation in the labour market. Other objectives are to involve young people and key adults in the use of an innovative tool, in order to develop a diverse vision of professions, skills and opportunities in the labour market from a gender perspective. This requires recognising, breaking down and overcoming stereotypes, which affect both young people and adults.

Coordinator: Cooperativa Sociale Onlus ITACA Servici Socio Sanitari Educativi in Italy

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies , IRES FVG (Italy), Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy), Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), APLOAD (Portugal),Zavod Nefiks (Slovenia), MCBIT (Slovenia), OPCIONATE, (Spain) and the University of Valencia (Spain).

The project also has its own website www.freetochoose.eu that you can visit for more information.

Project code :JUST/2015/RGEN/AG/ROLE/ 9717

GENDER-ED: Combatting Gender Stereotypes in Education and Career Guidance

Date: January 2017- July 2019

The main aim of this project is to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training and career guidance. This is to ensure that both girls and boys/women and men can benefit equally in relation to their access, integration, participation or advancement in the labour market.

This will be achieved by attracting women into male-dominated sectors or occupations, and conversely to attract men into female-dominated sectors or occupations by challenging stereotypical assumptions about the roles of women and men in the labour market, including in leadership positions, and to change behaviours and practices that hinder equality..

Coordinator: The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) (Cyprus)

Partners: Cyprus Family Planning Association (CDPA) , the Women’s Issues Information Centre (WIIC) in Lithuania, the Association for Gender Equality and Liberty (ALEG) in Romania, and the Centro documentazione donna (CDD) in Italy.

Associate Partners:

- Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (under the Ministry of Education) and the Department of Labour Relations (under the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance)

-Romania: National Agency for Equal Opportunities (under Ministry of Labour), National Institute for Education Science (under Ministry of Education), School Inspectorate of Sibiu.

-Lithuania: Siauliai University, Lithuania.

- Italy: The City of Modena, City of Savignano, Istituto Comprensivo di Savignano sul Panaro

Project code : JUST/2015/RGEN/AG/ROLE/ 9617

Disrupt Demand - Study Examining Campaign Strategies in Member States to Introduce Legislative Measures to Discourage Demand for Sex Trafficking

Date: December 2016 - November 2018

This project is designed to support efforts to prevent human trafficking for sexual exploitation (TSE) by reducing demand. Campaigns in the project countries, targeting demand by users of sex services, have a strong influence in creating public awareness around sex trafficking, gaining an overview of anti-trafficking laws and achieving strong legal models that deter the actions of users. The objective of the project is to reduce the demand fuelling TSE, by mapping and researching legal changes to that effect, sharing information on successful campaigning elements that achieved legal change and resulted in activities that fostered cooperation among key stakeholders.

Coordinator: The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI)

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Cyprus (MIGS) Cyprus, Klaipeda Social and Psychological Services Center , Lithuania, Mouvement du Nid (MdN), France, Institute for Feminism and Human Rights (IFHR), Sweden, and Exit - off prostitution, Finland.

The project has its own website http://disruptdemand.eu/ for further information.

Project code : HOME/2015/ISFP/AG/THBX/ 8417

Gender-related Challenges in European Education Systems

Date: August 2016 - August 2017

Gender-related challenges in European education systems is a project implemented on behalf of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). It aims to provide policy and decision makers with guidelines and recommendations on how to strengthen the gender relevance of European education systems and how to promote gender equality in European societies through education, by using education for awareness and empowerment.

Mapping and analysis of national approaches will deliver a comparative overview on trends and gaps, to support the development of political and methodological guidelines to promote the gender perspective within education policies in EU Member States.

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS)

Project No:EIGE/2016/OPER/08

WE GO! Women Economic-Independence & Growth Opportunity

Date: January 2016 - January 2018

WE GO! works to strengthen support services for women undergoing intimate partner violence (IPV) and in particular the activities run by anti-violence centres (AVCs). This is done through the capacity building of trainers and officers and focuses on support services to foster victims’ economic empowerment.

WE GO! is a transnational cooperation project implemented by a partnership of 15 organisations from 7 European countries – Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden, Bulgaria, plus 7 associated partners (including Norway & France). The project incorporates a network of civil society leaders connecting over 300 members from 31 countries across Europe.

MIGS’ particular role in the project is to carry out a comparative analysis on existing services for women victims across 8 countries. This will allow for the development of a common methodology for data collection and a comprehensive analysis framework. MIGS is also identifying good practices for the economic empowerment of women victims of intimate partner violence.

Coordinator: ActionAid International Italia ONLUS

Partners: ActionAid International Italia ONLUS , IRS, Italy , The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Cyprus, The Euclid Network, SURT, Spain, Fundación Mujeres , Spain, Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation, The Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT) , The Animus Association Foundation , SEGE , Greece, The Women's Centre of Karditsa, Greece, Folkuniversitetet, Centro Veneto Progetti Donna- Auser, Italy, ASSOCIATION “DONATELLA TELLINI” – L’AQUILA, ITALY, and C.I.F. (Italian Women's Centre)

For further information, visit www.wegoproject.eu.

Project No: JUST/2014/RDAP/AG/VICT/7365

Breaking the Mould: Promoting Gender Equality in Cyprus

Date: January 2016 - December 2017

Breaking the Mould aims to examine the imbalance in the share of housework and care responsibilities between men and women that contribute to the unequal economic independence between the genders in Cyprus. Tackling deep and pervasive gender stereotypes by raising awareness about them, the project will help Cypriot society to take positive steps towards equality.

Specifically, the project focuses on bringing about culture change in SMEs (which statistically employ more men than women in Cyprus), by encouraging the introduction of simple family-friendly measures. The project awareness campaign is targeted specifically to men in an effort to help diminish the stereotype that domestic work does not fit in with the traditional image of masculinity.

More info and updates on the project here

Coordinator: National Machinery for Women’s Rights and Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), the Ministry of Education and Culture, IMH.

Project No:JUST/2014/RGEN/AG/GEN D/7797

Time to ACT: Strengthening Capacity for Gender Parity in Political Decision-making in Cyprus

Date: September 2015 – August 2017

The Time to ACT project aims to effectively promote women’s leadership and active participation in decision-making at all levels.

The objectives are as follows:

To strengthen the capacity of civil society and the women’s movement in Cyprus with a view to effectively advocate for gender parity in decision-making, and women’s participation in the peace process; to increase the pool of women experts in areas where women tend to be under-represented (including in the media), through the She Experts initiative; to empower and build capacity among women within and across the political parties; and to promote gender quality within political party regulations and structures, as well as in their electoral programmes.

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) - Cyprus, National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Project No:GWPS - Time to ACT

Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence II (GEAR against IPV II)

Date: October 2014 - October 2016

GEAR against IPV II aims to help teenagers build healthy intimate relationships.

The research, awareness-raising and training activities focus on preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence among teenagers across 5 EU Member States (Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Croatia and Romania). The project also envisions sustainable publications (teacher training manuals etc.) which can be adapted across national contexts.

More info and updates on the project here.

Coordinator: European Anti-Violence Network (EAVN)

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) - Cyprus; Center for Education, Counselling and Research - CESI (Croatia); A.L.E.G - Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (Romania); Plataforma unitària contra les violències de gènere (Spain);The Smile of the Child (Greece).

Project No: JUST/2013/DAP/AG/5408

END FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). Cooperation, synergies and structured dialogue among civil society and EU institutions to address female genital mutilation as a development issue

Date: October 2013 – September 2015

The main objective of the FGM in Development project is to strengthen the END FGM Network in order to facilitate a structured dialogue with European institutions aimed at re-positioning female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) as a development issue.

More specifically, the project increases the capacity of END FGM Network member organisations and enhance coordination and dialogue with EU development institutions involved in the implementation of the JAES Action Plan 2011-2013 and the achievement of the MDGs; mainstreams FGM in programmes and projects of European Non-State-Actors and Local Authorities involved in the EU-Africa Partnership; and advocates for the elimination of FGM to become part of the JAES Action Plan 2011-2013 and in the definition of the JAES Action Plan beyond 2013.

Partners: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Cyprus, Associazione Italiana Donne per lo Sviluppo (AIDOS), Italy, Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD), UK, Associação para o Planeamento da Família (Family Planning Association) (IPSS), Portugal

Project No: DCI NSA/2013/319-872

Combating Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work

Date: October 2013 – September 2015

STOP Traffic for Domestic Work aims to gain knowledge and collect data on the national situation of trafficking in women for the purpose of forced labour and labour exploitation in Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania and Spain.

The partners will analyse legislation, policies and processes in relation to the recruitment, entry and employment of migrant women in their respective countries. They will look into exploitative work situations under which migrant women live and whether these situations include elements of trafficking. They will gain in-depth understanding of the push and pull factors in relation to trafficking in women for the purposes of labour exploitation, with particular focus on demand. And finally, the partners will work to raise awareness among relevant stakeholders including front line officers, NGOs and the media on trafficking in women for forced labour and labour exploitation in domestic work.

Coordinator: University of Nicosia / EDEX Ltd

Partners: Fundació SURT (Spain), Centre for Gender Studies of Department of Social Policy at Panteion University (Greece), Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania).

This project has been funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) Programme of the European Commission.

Project No: HOME/2012/ISEC/AG/THB/4000003900

European Campaign for Parity Democracy and Active European Citizenship: No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality

Date: March 2013 – August 2014

The overall aim of the Parity Democracy project is to promote active democratic citizenship and parity democracy in Europe. More specifically, the partners aim to promote the active participation of women as voters and candidates in the European Parliament elections of 2014 as well as increase the number of women among those elected.

The project promotes greater awareness and mobilizes support for the equal representation of women and men in political decision-making. It creates discussion forums to exchange good practices and lessons learned on a national and EU level. It develops and strengthens the capacity of women’s organisations and NGOs to mobilize support and advocate for parity democracy. It also encourages voters, particularly women, to be involved in the 2014 EP elections. The project partners will also evaluate political parties’ commitment to gender equality.

Coordinator: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies

Partners: European Women’s Lobby (EWL), Women Employment Information Centre (Lithuania), Forum 50% (Czech Republic) and Romanian Women's Lobby (Romania)

The project is funded by the European Commission Fundamental Rights and Citizenship 2012 programme.

Project No: JUST/2011/FRAC/AG/2728

Empowering Care: Empowering girls in Residential Care against Violence against Women

Date: January 2013 - December 2014

Empowering Care is a European project aiming at increasing knowledge on the prevalence and characteristics of violence and abuse against girls aged 14-18 in residential care and under the legal responsibility of public authorities in five EU Member States (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Italy and Spain). Moreover, the project also aimed at empowering young girls in residential care to protect and prevent themselves and their peers from violence.

More info and updates on the project website here.

Coordinator: SURT Women’s Foundation in Spain

Partners: Tampep Association in Italy,Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oulu in Finland, Animus Association Foundation in Bulgaria, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in Cyprus

Project No: JUST/2012/DAP/AG/3078

STIR: Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships: Connecting Online and Offline Contexts and Risks

Date: January 2013 - December 2014

The role of new technologies and social media in instigating and perpetuating teenage partner violence remains under-researched. STIR aims to bridge this gap by enhancing the understanding of how EU policy and practice concerning gender equality, children’s rights and new technologies impacts on this form of violence, and how these messages can inform wider safeguarding of young people’s welfare.

The project includes expert consultations from partner countries on the use of new technologies in young people’s intimate relationships; surveys among 14-17 year olds to explore the interconnection between online/offline forms of violence in young people’ relationships and the role of new technologies in underpinning control and abuse; young people’s experiences and perceptions of partner abuse within online/offline spaces and a web-based resource targeted at young people.

Coordinator: Bristol University

Partners:Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS),the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (Norway), University of Palermo (Italy), Applied Research and Communications Fund (Bulgaria) and CESIE – European Centre of Studies and Initiatives (Italy)

Project No: JUST/2011/DAP/AG/3330

LOGIN: Laboratories on Gender Violence in New Media

Date: January 2013 - December 2014

LOGIN aims to prevent and combat gender-based violence through encouraging teenagers to behave more responsibly in using social networks and new media.

Looking at the technologies young people use day-to-day, the project raises awareness in both teens and the adults in their lives (parents, teachers, etc.) about the role of gender-based violence in this fast-changing environment. Teens are educated about the importance of mutual respect in their online relationships, as well as the legal aspects connected with the publication of personal information on social networks.

Overall, the project proposes a healthy and positive attitude amongst young people with regards to the use of social networks and new media for communication, learning, exchanges of opinion, and participation in the social/political life on the local, national and EU level.

Coordinator: The City of Modena

Partners:Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Centro Documentazione Donna (Italy); UNICEF (Italy), the Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania), and the Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (ALEG) (Romania).

Project No: JUST/2011-2012/DAP/AG/3033

Increasing the Capacity of Domestic Workers of Different Origins to Respond to Sexual Violence through Community- based Interventions (Commun-AID)

Date: August 2012 – July 2014

Commun-AID seeks to increase the capacity of migrant domestic workers to respond to sexual violence through the development and piloting of community-based interventions. The project also aims to raise awareness among beneficiaries and target groups and to develop a training manual that incorporates consultative, educational and community development modules on issues of sexual violence towards migrant domestic workers. .

The project, with a consortium of eight organisations from six EU Member States, expects to provide a baseline assessment of the problem in countries with limited information. It will highlight the existing policy gaps and help the partner countries set measurable targets that can be properly monitored and evaluated. Support systems drawing on community dynamics will be developed to efficiently meet the needs of victimised migrants.

Coordinator: The Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Partners: The Institute of Conflict Research (Austria); Cyprus University of Technology, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (Cyprus); the Association of Heraklion Prefecture Female Boards (Greece); Rudgers Nisso Groep (Netherlands); SKUC (Slovenia); and Stockholm University (Sweden)

Project No: JUST/2011/DAP/AG/3272

Youth4Youth: Empowering Young People in Preventing Gender-based Violence through Peer Education

Date: March 2011 – March 2013

Youth4Youth looks to prevent and combat gender-based violence among adolescents by providing them with a safe space to discuss and evaluate their attitudes towards violence and empower them to become actively involved in developing environments free from violence. The project is implemented using a gender equality and rights-based approach.

The project will use "peer education" methodology to promote active youth involvement in developing a safe and protective environment for themselves and their peers.

Coordinator:Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

Partners: Casa Delle Donne per Non Subire Violenza (Italy), the Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities-University of Barcelona (Spain), the European Anti-Violence Network (Greece) and Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania).

Project No: JUST/2010/DAP3/AG/1351

Flying Team Against Violence: Combating Honour Related Violence and Forced Marriages

Date: 2010 – 2012

The Flying Team against Violence aims to enhance knowledge, and to develop and implement good practices on a grassroots level in relation to the prevention and combating of honour-related violence (HRV), forced marriages (FM) and abandonment, as well as to create a European network on these issues.

The project offers NGOs combating honour-related violence, forced marriage and abandonment both research tools and good practices, all informed by exchanges with similar organisations in their own country and in Europe.

Coordinator: Social Development Organisation MOVISIE International (Netherlands)

Partners: ALMAeuropa (Sweden), Bağımsız Kadın Derneği (Autonomous Women’s Association) (Turkey), Foundation Welsaen (Netherlands), Foundation Kezban (Netherlands), Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) (Cyprus), and Papatya/Türkisch-Deutscher Frauenverein (Germany).

Project No: JUST/2009-2010/DAP3/AG/1166

Young Migrant Women in Secondary Education: Promoting Integration and Mutual Understanding through Dialogue and Exchange

Date: December 2009 – June 2011

The main aim of the Young Migrant Women in Education project is to explore how the intersection of gender and ethnic stereotyping produces forms of exclusion and marginalisation as experienced by young migrant women in the context of secondary education, and to identify the gaps between mainstream integration measures and young migrant women’s needs using a critical gender perspective. The project also develops policy recommendations aimed at improving the quality of existing structures and services in the educational context to reflect the different needs of young migrant women.

Coordinator: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

Partners: The Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities (CREA) at the University of Barcelona (Spain), the Centre for Rights, Equalities and Social Justice (CRESJ) at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK), the Department of Sociology at Panteion University (Greece); and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research (EMCER) at the University of Malta (Malta).

This project has been funded by the European Commission Fund for the Integration of Third-country Nationals.

Project No: LS/2008/ EIFX/CA/1006

REACT to Domestic Violence: Building a Support System for Victims of Domestic Violence

Date: 2009 - 2011

REACT to Domestic Violence aims to raise awareness, knowledge and sensitivity among legal practitioners, judges and prosecutors involved in domestic violence cases, as well as to increase the capacity of NGO support systems - in Cyprus and Slovenia - to effectively respond to victims’ needs.

The project addresses the following problems: a low awareness of judiciary and prosecutors on domestic violence issues, the dynamics of victimisation and victims’ needs; a lack of legal support provided to victims of domestic violence by NGOs; a lack of information on whether the existing NGO support system meets the victims’ needs for psychosocial help; the public’s tendency to minimise the consequences of domestic violence in society. .

The project's primary aim is to identify gaps in recently adopted laws and propose methods to improve the situation and build upon the existing project activities.

Coordinator: PIC (The Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs), Slovenia

Partner: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Cyprus

Project No: JUST/2008-1/346

Date Rape Cases Among Young Women and the Development of Good Practices for Support and Prevention

Date: 2006 - 2008

The project aims to measure the prevalence and incidence of date rape among female university students, in Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Latvia and Lithuania, to assess the attitudes, behaviours and level of awareness among beneficiaries and target groups and to promote awareness, policy recommendations and strategies for support to victims and prevention of date rape.

These results are reached by conducting a quantitative and qualitative research amongst female college students, reporting on legislation, policies and measures, publishing leaflets for awareness, preparing a training manual with tools and good practices, organising informational and educational seminars for key stakeholders, preparing and publishing a resource book with the results of the research and policy recommendations and strategies and organizing an international conference at the end of the project.

The main beneficiaries of the project are young female university students (aged 18-28) living in urban areas and the target groups are governmental authorities and NGOs, policymakers and police staff.

Coordinator: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

Partners: University of Malta (Malta), Institute of Equality (Greece), Coalition for Gender Equality (Latvia), Women's Issues Information Center (Lithuania)

Project No: 2005-1-041-WY

Integration of Female Migrant Domestic Workers: Strategies for Employment and Civic Participation

Date: September 2006 – February 2008

The main goal of the INTI Domestic Workers project is to develop recommendations for an integration model responding to the specific needs of female migrant domestic workers and their host countries that could be adaptable to different contexts.

The project, funded by INTI Preparatory Actions 2005, stimulates transnational cooperation involving a wide range of actors, including domestic workers themselves; creates a context for the mutual transfer of information and lessons learned, exchange of policies, best practices in integration methods and processes; and develops joint strategies that can be adapted to the different contexts of the partner countries and other EU Member States.

Coordinator: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) and Intercollege

Partners: CREA - University of Barcelona (Spain), ANTIGONE - Κέντρο Πληροφόρησης & Τεκμηρίωσης για το Ρατσισμό, ISIS - Institute for Social Infrastructure in cooperation with Dr. Sabine Hess, Institute of Folklore Studies and European Ethnology, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Lai-Momo Cooperative (Italy), The Filipino National Workers Association (Cyprus).

Project No: INTI 2005