The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Cyprus, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cyprus and the University of Nicosia, cordially invite you to the launch and presentation of the FES-Report titled “The LGBTI Movement in Cyprus Activism, Law, and Change Across the Divide”. The event is open to the public and will be held in English.
In Cyprus, colonisation, ethnic division, and the influence of conservative socio-political actors have stalled the creation and development of an LGBTI movement. The admission of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004 has facilitated the mobilisation of LGBTI groups on both sides of the island. Nonetheless, in Cyprus, LGBTI equality remains a work in progress. Since the early-2010s, a pan-Cypriot LGBTI movement is in the making that progressively increases its efforts not only for LGBTI legal recognition but also for substantive equality and intersectional justice. This report assesses the situation of the LGTBI communities on both sides of the divide.
Coordinator: Aristoteles Constantinides, Associate Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Department of Law, University of Cyprus