CEDAW Shadow Report Cyprus 2012

Action for Equality, Support,Antiracism (KISA)

This shadow report on the Cyprus Government’s combined 6th and 7th periodic report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses the discrimination against migrant women. The report also endeavours to underline the extremely vulnerable position of migrant women, their almost total invisibility in national policies and plans, the gross violations of their employment and human rights, the physical, psychological and sexual violence, including rape, and the multiple discrimination they are subjected to on grounds of gender, colour, national, ethnic or cultural identity, as well as their vulnerability to trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. The report also comments on policy measures and other actions included in the Government’s report and responds to other Comments of the Committee on the previous report of Cyprus.