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NCJ Number: 164169 Find in a Library
Title: Cyprus National Report to the Fourth World Conference on Women
Author(s): M Varnavidou
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 78
Sponsoring Agency: Cyprus Ministry of Justice
Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
Sale Source: Cyprus Ministry of Justice
Engomi, Nicosia,
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Cyprus
Annotation: This report assesses the current status of women's rights in Cyprus, analyzes the progress made since the last International Conference, and proposes plans for future action.
Abstract: In examining the historical setting for progress in women's rights in Cyprus, the report notes that for the last 20 years, Cyprus has been in political upheaval. Because of the Turkish occupation of 37 percent of its land and the limited financial and human resources, as well as the limited amount of capital available for new projects, national resources have been channeled toward survival of the state and its people. Cypriot legislation is now in line with relevant international instruments and is steadily being harmonized with European legislation, especially regarding family law and labor relations. During the last decade, public awareness of the specific problems of women has been increasing. The establishment in 1988 of the National Machinery for Women's Rights and the subsequent activities of this body have facilitated the active participation of women's organizations in the formulation and monitoring of policies on women's issues. It has contributed substantially to law reforms and to women's participation in political and public life. The time is now right to proceed toward the formation of an Equal Opportunities Commission, and an effort is underway to achieve this. Information is provided on the employment of women in criminal justice occupations and on violence against women. 33 tables and appended supplementary information and data
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Female victims; Females; Gender issues; Human rights; Human rights violations; Women's rights
Note: Report to the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China, September 1995.
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