“Quiet Afternoons” for Special Needs Applicants

U.S. Embassy Nicosia has launched a new initiative for people with special needs as part of our improved and inclusive customer service. The first “Quiet Afternoon” was hosted by the Consular Section on March 31, 2022 with special attention to minimizing distractions and offering personalized service to applicants with sensory processing difficulties. In consultation with …

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Let’s Support Human Rights Champions

December 11, 2021 Op-Ed by Judith G. Garber, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Last week, peoples and nations around the world commemorated International Human Rights Day and Anti-Corruption Day. This week, let us reflect on the role each one of us plays in safeguarding the ideals of democracy. President Biden made clear in his first foreign …

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Ambassador Garber’s Remarks at the Human Rights Day Symposium

Friday, December 10, 2:00 p.m. Professor Hocanin, Professor Demirel, VOIS Cyprus, Professors Sozen and Bozkurt – thank you for inviting me to join you today to mark International Human Rights Day.  Why is today important?  Today is a day that gives us the opportunity to reflect on human rights and efforts to create more just …

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Ambassador Judith Garber’s Remarks at the Anti-Corruption Day Reception

This year, we have combined our celebration of these two events, not just because they occur on consecutive days, but because the two themes are inextricably linked.  A commitment to fight corruption, and to promote and defend human rights, are hallmarks of free societies.  They are necessary activities for safeguarding the world against authoritarian movements.  …

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Funding Opportunity for Researchers and Human Trafficking Responders

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), through its Human Trafficking Research Initiative (HTRI), is funding new research to advance the understanding of what works to reduce trafficking and ultimately inform current policies and practices.  The HTRI invites researchers, policymakers, and implementing organizations to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to measure the impact of counter-trafficking programs. HTRI …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Ending gender-based violence 2017

Published on November 26, 2017 Violence against women is a global scourge.  One in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in her lifetime, according to the World Health Organization.  At least 30 percent of these women will experience this violence at the hands of an intimate partner or relative.  These …

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