About the She Experts Initiative

About the She Experts Initiative

The She Experts initiative came about as a result of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) aiming to enhance the visibility and impact of women in their professional capacity, especially across business, politics and industry. MIGS wants to multiply women’s voices on key issues in the national dialogue, combat sexism and bias in media coverage, and increase professional opportunities for women.

In addition to helping women raise their profile within their professional fields, the She Experts Initiative aims to boost the number of inspirational role models for women and girls. This platform has been specifically developed to be the leading resource of expert women for organisations, employers, political parties, as well as the media in Cyprus.

 


 

About the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

MIGS is a non-profit organisation based in Cyprus, which promotes and contributes to social, political and economic projects related to gender equality and women's rights, with a focus on the Mediterranean region. At MIGS, we recognise that discrimination against women takes many different forms. We are committed to the elimination of this discrimination through a combination of research, lobbying and advocacy, education and training, awareness-raising, as well as the provision of expertise and consultancy services.

MIGS is a feminist organisation advocating the use of diverse approaches, creative activities, and a variety of methodologies in order to promote its broader objective of an egalitarian, non-sexist, pluralistic, democratic, and tolerant society.

MIGS promotes initiatives which strengthen and enhance civil society participation and empower women, especially relating to governance. Priority is given to women's involvement and participation in policy-making on the national and European level; engaging minority and socially excluded groups in training and debate in order to help promote a diversified public dialogue; combating gender discrimination and violence against women; enhancing and promoting social empowerment, human rights and people's diplomacy. MIGS is also committed to working in collaboration with organisations and individuals from across the Mediterranean and the European Union.