About The Event
Join MIGS to rise and dance to end violence against women!
On the 14th February 2014 one billion women and men are expected to strike, dance and rise for justice in an effort to end violence against women. Having in mind that one of every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends. Yet, most of the world remains silent and indifferent. The time has come to put a stop to the violence, and to the silence that surrounds it by claiming justice.
MIGS is going to be part of this global call for justice, and will organise a surprise event in Nicosia on 14 February 2014 at the Mall of Cyprus in partnership with the University of Nicosia, the Cyprus Family Planning Association and the Cyprus Centrer for Intercultural Studies [including flash mob, dissemination of information material by NGOs working in the field of VAW].
One Billion Rising will make the earth move by uniting us through music and dance across every country, showing the world our collective strength and solidarity across borders.
PLACE: The Mall of Cyprus, Entrance 1
For more information contact us at [email protected]
, 22842245 ext. 2211/2226
About The Organization
Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies
The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, that promotes and contributes to projects of social, political, and economic themes relating to gender and women’s rights on a national, regional, and EU level. The Institute deals with the complexities of discrimination against women and attempts to eliminate them, using a combination of research, advocacy and lobbying, as well as trainings, conferences, and other activities. The Institute is closely monitoring the policies and strategies adopted by the State and the European Union in relation to gender equality in all fields. The Institute is in close cooperation with relevant European committees and participates in the implementation of several European projects.
The Institute is an active member of the Cyprus Women's Lobby, which consists of 16 women's organizations and NGOs and is the newest member of the European Women's Lobby, the largest coalition of women's NGOs in the European Union promoting women's rights and equality between women and men.
For more information please visit www.medinstgenderstudies.org
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