Dear All,

We would like to welcome you to the website of the Cyprus Gender Research Centre (EKIF).

We hope that this website will serve as a platform of communication between EKIF and other networks and organizations in Cyprus and abroad thus helping to establish co-operation and linkages on a national, regional and international basis targeting a more balanced representation of both sexes in all walks of life.

EKIF is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, which aims, interalia, to

  • promote equality and equal opportunities between men and women and reconciliation between work and private life

  • encourage respect and co-operation between citizens irrespective of gender, ethnicity, race and religion

  • carry out research on issues of gender and equality in order to underline the need for change and more democratic values and citizenship

  • organise activities and functions which will help to transform long-held perceptions on gender and eliminate discrimination in the social, cultural, educational and political spheres

EKIF (reg. no 2874) is a Member of the National Machinery for Women of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

The Centre has been active in organising events, research projects and interventions, which aim at highlighting and combating gender discrimination and promoting women’s empowerment.

More information on our activities can be found in the Activities page and for current events and projects, please visit the Newsletter of our website:

EKIF is open to all people and organisations interested in issues of equality and democratic values. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill in the Registration Form, which can be found in the Contact Us page of our website.

The President and the Members of the Board of Directors are at your disposal for any further information you might need or opportunities for collaboration and networking.

Dr Despina Charalambidou-Solomi

President EKIF

Latest activities by EKIF

04/12/2020, More equal sharing of care would reduce workplace gender inequality

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has issued a Press Release titled More Equal Sharing of Care would Reduce Workplace Gender Inequality