Activities: The leaders announced their agreement to establish a Committee on Gender Equality at their joint meeting held on 28 May 2015.
On that occasion, the leaders expressly agreed that the Cyprus issue could only be properly solved with due understanding of the perspectives of both women and men and that, to that effect, they had agreed to establish a committee on gender equality.
Following the decision of the leaders, both sides appointed members of the Committee, which comprises both men and women. The leaders also agreed to a specific mandate for the committee which makes clear reference to Security Council Resolution 1325.
The establishment of the Committee on gender equality is a testimony to increasing awareness in the context of the Cyprus peace process of the importance of ensuring a greater gender perspective in the talks.