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Thematic Review on Legal Gender Identity Recognition

October 15 - House of Representatives, Philoxenia Conference Center, Kyrenia Hall

We invite you to a roundtable on 15 October at 08.30 to discuss the legal and practical daily life of trans and intersex people regarding the legal recognition of gender identity in Cyprus. The event, which is under the auspices of the Speaker of the House Annita Demetriou, will take place in the House and will be broadcast online.

The discussion is co-organized by:
    - Council of Europe, ESMP Unit
    - Commissioner for Legislation, Louisa Zannetou
- Advisor to the President of the Republic on matters
    Multiculturalism, Acceptance and Respect for Diversity, Costas Gavriilidis

May 17th, 2021 
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bisexuality

Worrying stability on LGBTI issues

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bisexuality, which is celebrated every year on 17 May, is an opportunity to assess and promote the problems arising from such perceptions but also as a springboard for continuing the effort to create a non-discriminatory society. Every person must have the right to self-determination and we must all defend that right. This day is also an important opportunity to strengthen the LGBTI community.

" We have a duty to protect and empower each individual within our communities, and especially people of multiple identities, who have been disproportionately affected in relation to the most privileged among us. "

20th November 2020

Trans Victims Memorial Day 2020

Every year, on November 20, International Day of Remembrance of Trans Victims, we commemorate trans people who lost their lives around the world, just because they are different. According to the Research Project Τrans Murder Monitoring (TMM),this year we are mourning another 350 trans people who are added to the long list of victims of transphobia. At the same time, in Europe, we had 11 murders, half of which were victims of immigrants. Specifically, we had four in Italy, two in Russia, and one in Azerbaijan, France, Spain, Russia, Sweden.

"It seems absurd to me, in 2020, to abuse basic human rights and to separate people into categories that oppose each other on meaningless, in practice, issues. To be exact, I find it infuriating."

25 May 2020

The unfortunate handling of the return of disabled children to schools

With the gradual lifting of pandemic measures and the announcement of the return of children to their schools, it was found that children and adolescents with disabilities do not return with their peers. In addition to the frustration caused by the event itself to the students and their families, the way in which this group of citizens has been handled by the Ministry of Education is also of particular concern.

"...our State must overcome the charitable approach to its policy so far and turn it into a rightful one..."

May 17, 2020
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2020

Cyprus is taking steps forward

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which is commemorated on 17 May each year, is an opportunity to reflect on the problems arising from the outbreaks of homophobia and transphobia, not only for the individuals themselves who are victimised, but also for our society as a whole. At the same time, it is also an opportunity to celebrate the actions that have been taken to date to eliminate discrimination by sending the message to LGBTI people that society is slowly, but steadily, rallying around them and that their diversity is by no means a cause for shame....