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Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies

National Network: 
Cyprus
Address: 
46 Makeonitissas Av.
Nicosia
Chypre
Telephone: 
22352563 ext 117
Telephone (other): 
+357 22351276 ext 115
Fax: 
+357 22353682
Mobile Phone: 
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Mobile Phone (other): 
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Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
2001
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

1. The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies is a non-profit organisation affiliated to Intercollege, the largest private higher education institution in Cyprus. The Institute consists of a five member board and associates that work with MIGS on project basis.
2. MIGS’ annual budgetary resources depend on the number of projects being carried out.
3. Our main source of funding is local and European funding sources.
4. MIGS main activities include research, training, awareness- raising, and dissemination of information.
5. Our main partners include NGOs and research institutions working on gender equality in the Mediterranean and in Europe
The Institute’s major aims are to act as a main contributor to the intellectual, political, and socio-political life of the region as this relates to issues of gender and to do so using a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with other institutions.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies [M.I.G.S.] (Reg. no. 234) is a non-profit organisation which promotes and contributes to projects of social, political, and economic themes relating to gender. In the case of Cyprus, where the institute is based, a gendered perspective and feminist activism comes at a very crucial time to link, prepare, and promote the socio-economic and political ideals necessary for a smoother adjustment to the European Union membership

Main Projects / Activities: 

• Measures to integrate women refugees in the society in Cyprus and to promote a multi-cultural society, project funded by the European Refugee Fund and the Government of Cyprus
• Prevention of Violence against Girls and Women in Patriarchal Families, project funded by the European Commission, Transnational Exchange Programme Phase II
• Gender, Conflict and the Media: Working Towards Egalitarianism and Peace, a bi-communal project, funded by USAID,UNDP and executed by UNOPS
• Gender in the Mediterranean: Emerging Discourses and Practices, conference that took place 5-7 March 2004
• Role of Women in Economic Life, project funded by the European Commission.