The 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.

The financing contract for the project “Construction of a new shelter for victims of domestic violence” under the Norway Grants was signed in Nicosia last year on 5 February 2014. 

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 is 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.