Until now, the shelter capacity for victims of domestic violence in Cyprus has been low. When SPAVO House opened in September, it became Cyprus’ first purpose-built shelter to support victims of violence.
Domestic and gender-based violence
Gender-based violence is a challenge facing all European countries. The effects of violence on a victim’s health, both physical and psychological, are severe. Inextricably linked to gender-based inequalities, violence represents a major obstacle to the achievement of full equality between men and women.
Norway supports programmes in seven countries in this field. This will contribute to preventing and tackling domestic and gender-based violence.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Only entities registered in the seven countries with this programme can apply. These may include non-governmental organisations, women’s rights organisations, and other public and private institutions.
Project partnerships between entities in Norway and the beneficiary countries are also encouraged.
Project stories, news and features
Around 10 500 victims of domestic and gender-based violence have received support through the Grants. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we take a look at the progress made through the programmes.
While progress towards equality between men and women has been made, gender gaps persist. Here we take a look at what we have achieved through the gender equality and gender-based violence programmes.