Friday, June 12, 2009

Cyprus: Trafficking in Women for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies has received funding from the Global Fund of Women to carry out a research project entitled “Investigating the demand side of trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual exploitation”.

The aim and objectives of the research is to examine the demand side of trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Cyprus in order to first, identify the factors linked to the demand for sexual services and second, to examine the buyers/ clients’ perceptions and attitudes towards women in prostitution and possible victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. The project will further examine the general perceptions and attitudes of Cypriot men and women towards women in prostitution and possible victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.

This project is a follow up to a research project carried out with the support of the National Machinery for Women’s Rights entitled “Mapping the Realities of Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation in Cyprus”. The main aim of the project was to gain and share awareness, knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of trafficking in women in Cyprus for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The project was carried out using a gender-sensitive, feminist perspective.

Download the Final Report of the research project:

To view the Executive Summary of the Final Report:

Executive Summary EN

Executive Summary GR

MIGS has also implemented awareness raising campaigns on trafficking in women with funding from the National Machinery for Women’s Rights. These include information leaflets and posters with the aim to inform and sensitize the public and relevant stakeholders on trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual and labour exploitation. MIGS also published awareness raising flyers to increase awareness and knowledge among potential buyers of sexual services on trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

MIGS has also prepared a Reference Guide on Trafficking in Women and a Website Guide on Trafficking in Women.

For more information please contact MIGS at + 357 22 351 276, ext. 115 or info@medinstgenderstudies.org

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