Activity of Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA)
Aims and objectives
CFPA was founded in 1971 and is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN). It advocates and advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women, men and young people. It provides high quality informational, educational, counselling and clinical services in the sphere of sexual and reproductive health, including sex education and family planning, in an accessible and affordable manner to all people, especially the marginalised.
- To enlighten and educate the public on issues relating to family planning and sex education emphasising the role and responsibility of parents to the family and social welfare.
- To support and promote means and services for providing advice and help on family planning issues, sex education issues, marital counselling and other related matters.
- To increase the understanding of the Cypriot people and government of the demographic issues regarding their own community and those around the world.
- To advice the public on conception and contraception and to provide voluntary family planning services.
- To ensure the maintenance of satisfactory standards in the delivery of voluntary family planning services.
- To promote the provision of family planning information and services through other appropriate organisations.
Name: Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA)
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Cyprus
Organisation Zip Code: 2064
Organisation Phone: 357 22 751093
Name: Tamara Georgiadou
- The organisation develops a variety of educational activities for men and women and boys and girls. Particularly, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, it implements programmes on sex education and relationships for teachers and school children. In 2009, it also implemented a programme based on workshops with the theme "Parents and Teachers against violence".
- It has advocated the sexual rights of all groups. In particular in 2007, within the context of the European Year for Equal Opportunities for All and in partnership with the homosexual community of Cyprus, it took part in a project against discrimination based on sexual orientation and published a leaflet " Sexual Orientation - Myths and Realities" . In its 2008 annual report, the organisation had a special section on sexual orientation where it advocated its position on the sexual rights of LGBT people.
- In 2009, it was a partner in a project called "Youth Alert - Theatre for the promotion of gender equality awareness among young people".
- A leaflet for boys on unwanted pregnancy