The Research Centre for Gender Equality (KETHI) is a Legal Entity under Private Law, which was founded in 1994 and is supervised by the Ministry of Interior. KETHI is activated dynamically in the promotion of gender equality in all sectors; social, political, cultural and economic life. Its aim is mainly on the elimination of gender discriminations and inequalities. It conducts researches, studies and carries out national and European action plans on issues about gender equality.
Particularly, (KETHI):

  • It conducts researches and carries out studies about gender equality, which are available to those who are interested in.
  • It designs, implements and evaluates action plans that promote the objectives for the elimination of gender discriminations and inequalities.
  • It transports know-how and experience on counseling women’s issues and vulnerable social groups about employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion.
  •  It is responsible for the awareness, education and training of individuals, teams, institutions and organisations on issues regarding women’s rights, gender equality and gender discrimination.
  • It publishes and conducts studies, researches and other informative materials (printed, electronic and audiovisual).
  • It promotes the information and awareness with regard to the tackling of gender discriminations and inequalities, as well as women’s rights, in collaboration with international, European, national organisations and institutions.
  • It supports the networking and the connection of institutions that are activating in the promotion of gender equality on the employment, entrepreneurship and inclusion.
  • It organizes lectures, meetings and conferences about the awareness of women and men.


KETHI participates either as a coordinating center or as a partner in several national and European co-funded Action Plans which aim is to strengthen and enhance the status of women in the economy, society and politics.
The framework of its activities and its provided services is imbued with the principle of equality’s inclusion in all policies and actions (gender mainstreaming), but also with the promotion of positive actions for women, so as to contribute to the elimination of gender discrimination, stereotyping, prejudice and inequality. By implication, the undertaking and implementing of Action Plans and researches so far, attempt to influence national policies-aiming to promote gender equality-as well as, to eliminate women’s problems into their family and educational, professional, social and political action.