The Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) was founded in 1971 and became an IPPF Member Association in 1972. It runs a family planning clinic in Nicosia, providing a range of services, including HIV and AIDS testing. The facility draws on the help of a number of volunteer gynaecologists. Hundreds of young people provide peer group counselling, and also run a telephone helpline and workshops on sex education and sexuality awareness on a voluntary basis.
The Member Association has been highly active in advocating changes to abortion law, and has played a central role in the drive to decriminalize homosexuality.
CFPA works with civil and non-governmental networks and committees involved in the promotion of women’s rights, youth opportunities, volunteerism and development, and in the formulation of approaches to change attitudes to, and legislation covering HIV and AIDS and violence in the family.