Gender Equality in Academia and Research
Implementation of target 3 of their Gender Equality – Research and Innovation Foundation (CY)
The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) in Cyprus seeks to address gender inequalities and imbalances in R&I through the development and implementation of a context-specific GEP, which was developed as part of the TARGET project. The overall objective of the GEP 2018–2020 is to build institutional capacity to facilitate cultural change that goes beyond the formal adoption of a GEP. The objectives were to promote a gender-inclusive organisational culture and eliminating unconscious gender biases in all areas of HR management, creating awareness among the decision-making body to influence and ensure gender-sensitive internal processes and procedures, instigating the integration of a sex and/or gender dimension into R&I content to increase excellence in research and working systematically to address gender challenges within the scope of the foundation by taking transversal measures.