Tag: Cyprus

Gender, Social Space and Citizenship in the 21st Century: Building Community in Cyprus, a Divided Country

Maria Hadjipavlou
"Crossing to the Other Side in a Divided Cyprus: Who is the Guest and Who the Visitor?
Tuesday March 28, 2006 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Dismantling Walls, Building Community / Citizenship: Cypriots across and against the Divide"
Wednesday March 29, 2006 7pm, 5120 Grainger Hall
Seminar for Faculty and Students: "Women in All Cypriot Communities: Visions of Living Differently"
Thursday March 30 2006, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Maria Hadjipavlou is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. As a scholar practitioner, Professor Hadjipavlou has been promoting peace across the divide in Cyprus for many decades. She has facilitated and designed numerous conflict resolution workshops among different social groups from both communities. She is a founding member and president of the Cyprus Peace Center and a founder of the first international Cypriot Women's NGO, "Hands Across the Divide." She is also a consultant and member of expert teams at the Council of Europe on issues of inter-cultural dialogue and equality between men and women, and a trainer for KEGME (Mediterranean Women's Studies Center) in Athens, Greece. She has published widely in the areas of conflict resolution, the Cyprus conflict, women and peace, and ethnic stereotypes. She has recently coordinated a pioneer research project funded by the European Union on "Women in All Cypriot Communities" and a book has been published on these finding in English, Greek and Turkish.