Cyprus: President Requires Cabinet Ministers to Sign Pledges Against Sexist Behavior and Sexual Harassment
Friday, February 2, 2024 10:15 AM

The President of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, has required that all of his cabinet ministers sign a pledge against sexist behavior and sexual harassmant among their employees and anyone visiting a government office.  Cyprus already has laws against such behavior in workplaces, but the nation ranks low -- 22 out of 27 nations -- studied by the European Institute for Gender Equality.  All ministers signed the pledge in a ceremony at the presidential palace.  Christodoulides is the father of four daughters, and has said he wants to prioritze issues of gender equality during his tenure.

Compiled from: "Cyprus president makes government ministers sign a pledge not to tolerate sexual harassment," Associated Press, Feb. 2, 2024.