Cypriot receives IMO Gender Equality Award

Cypriot Despina Theodosiou has received the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) first Gender Equality Award. According to the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, the decision was taken during the 130th Session of the IMO Council

Cyprus ranks 106 for gender equality

Cyprus ranks 22 among the EU-27 for gender equality with a poor ranking of 106 among 146 countries globally, Commissioner for Gender Equality Josie Christodoulou said. She addressed Tuesday’s public consultation event


Gender equality needs improving

Commissioner for Gender Equality, Josie Christodoulou said that gender gap issues in Cyprus need urgent improvement. She held her first meeting with contact points of all ministries and deputy ministries, aiming at integrating the

Going silent on gender equality

International Women’s Day in Cyprus is championed with such fervour as if there is collective guilt about all the things we are not putting right. Everyone in the political arena wheeled out


Cyprus gender pay gap 9%

To mark International Equal Pay Day, Commissioner for Gender Equality, Iosifina Antoniou highlighted the long-standing struggles to achieve parity between men and women at work, noting the wage gap in Cyprus is

Pandemic pauses gender equality

The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on gender equality, increasing inequality, injustice and discrimination against women across the EU, with Cyprus slightly improving on the Gender Equality Index. The island ranked


Cyprus gender equality improving

Cyprus is among those countries in the EU where the gender gap has narrowed the most, according to the Gender Equality Index 2021. “Europe has made fragile gains in gender equality. But