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Maternity and Paternity Leave Set for a Boost

The Cypriot government is extending maternity leave from 18 to 22 weeks and introducing an eightweek paid paternity leave, aiming to support parents in balancing work and family life, while promoting gender equality and empowering women. President Nikos Christodoulides highlighted the government’s efforts to create a more accommodating environment for women, increase gender diversity in decisionmaking processes, and address violence against women, including signing a memorandum of understanding with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote gender equality within the business community.