The mainstream political parties have not learned from the lessons of recent elections, whereby 34% of the electorate abstained in disgust, the fallout from ongoing scandals, corruption, and abuse of public trust.
Despite losses, Cyprus’ ruling conservatives DISY remained the largest party after Sunday’s vote; communist AKEL had a poor showing, smaller parties made gains as voters snubbed traditional power centres. Among the election
Cyprus has not closed the gender gap in politics, ranking 112 globally for female participation in parliament, as less than one in five MPs are women. According to a Research, Studies and Publications
Cyprus is well above the EU average at 55% when it comes to women employed in science and technology, according to Eurostat data. In most EU Member States, there are at least
Violence against women and girls is a high priority issue for a government committed to eliminating it, Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis said at a virtual event organized by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action
Cyprus is eighth from the bottom in the EU for female participation in parliament, as only 22% of MPs are women, compared to the European average of 33%, according to Eurostat data.
Cyprus has one of the lowest rates of women in management-level positions in Europe with only 27%, below the EU average of 34%. Women are still highly outnumbered at the management level
Women in Cyprus are still paid less than their male colleagues with the gender pay gap at 10.4% but the island is taking baby steps in eradicating gender-based inequality. Although better off
Larnaca District Court on Wednesday found two Cypriot sisters, aged 31 and 38, guilty of a racist attack on a Russian woman over a year ago in a car park and only
Lockdowns imposed in the time of coronavirus have dramatically pushed up incidents of violence against women in Cyprus with a 40% rise in calls seeking help from the Association for the Prevention