UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (864), established in 2009 at the University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

Fields / Disciplines

Gender Equality.


 The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • produce research-based guidelines, standards and indicators for gender mainstreaming, as described in the Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men (Commission of the European Communities, 2006-2010);
  • work to integrate a gender dimension in all the training and educational centres and institutions of higher education, secondary and primary education in Cyprus as well as in the participant countries by developing a model curriculum and the relevant teaching aids (including computer-based instruction) in the field of gender studies;
  • create and disseminate "good practices" for effective interventions which promote gender mainstreaming and quality in equality;
  • strengthen links and communication with existing women's studies Chairs and Networks in the domains of women and gender equality.

Host Institution

University of Cyprus


Progress report 2009-2010 (short version)


International Conference: "Human Rights and Violent Behaviour: The Social and Educational Perspective", (18-19 November 2011)


Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender

UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Bureau of Strategic Planning

UNESCO Contact: Majlöf, Anna Maria  am.majlof(at)


Dr Mary Koutselini, UNESCO Chairholder

Department of Education, University of Cyprus

University House “Anastasios G. Leventis”
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus

Phone: (+357)  22 753 745

Fax: (+357)  22 318 269

E-mail: unescoeq(at)

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