Marios Nicolaou, the Programs Officer of the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) shows where the shelter will be built. Photo: Christian Grotnes Halvorsen

Nicosia shelter for victims of domestic violence to be built with Norway’s support

Last updated: 18.02.2014 // The financing contract for the project “Construction of a new shelter for victims of domestic violence” under the Norway Grants was signed in Nicosia on 5 February.

The new shelter will provide accommodation, security and other supporting services to people who experience physical and psychological abuse and who are in danger from their immediate family environment.

Working to break the cycle of violence and reintegrate victims smoothly into society, the project aims to empower victims in order for them to become financially and psychologically independent and be confident in pursuing their goals and exercising their rights.

Moreover, the implementation of the project will contribute to the bi-communal cooperation between the Greek/Cypriot and Turkish/Cypriot communities, by accommodating victims from both communities, as the shelter will be committed to the relief and support of victims of domestic violence, regardless of their ethnicity, political beliefs and religion.

The project contract, which will be implemented under the Norway Grants 2009-2014, was signed between the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family.

Source: Konstantinos Skenteris, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Athens   |   Bookmark and Share