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Cyprus - Human Rights Committee - Gender-Based Violence - May 2023

Date: May 29, 2023
Country: Cyprus
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Gender-Based Violence
Mechanism: UN Human Rights Committee
Report Type: Shadow/Parallel Report
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This report addresses Cyprus' laws and policies with respect to non-discrimination of women and girls, including lesbian, bisexual,and transgender (LBT) women; combatting violence against women; and protecting the rights of women asylum seekers. While Cyprus has made advances to promote the human rights of women, including LBT and migrant womenthe responsible institutions lack capacitytransparency, and coordinationLawson domestic violence lack harmonization and do not adequately protect victims. Cyprus does not adequately support all victims of gender-based violence, as it has not developed rape crisis centers, sexual violence referral centers, or an adequate number of sheltersAdditionally, Cyprus has failed to provide consistent, transparent, and disaggregated data on the implementation and effectiveness of its programs and the breadth of crimes of violence against women