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The Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsable (INPARRES) operates an extensive network of over 1,800 service points which include 16 permanent clinics, 1 mobile facility and over 1,000 associated facilities. Its Family Planning Brigades reach out to nearly 500,000 people in remote communities. The organization works with community groups and private doctors to integrate family planning services into maternal and child health programmes, and to conduct wide-ranging information, education and communication (IEC) activities.
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.
As the Pacific Island’s leading non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, the Tuvalu Family Health Association (TuFHA) serves a population of 10,000 through one permanent clinic and five community-based distributors / community-based services (CBDs/CBSs).
Vassilis is an openly gay man from Cyprus, where he volunteered and worked for the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA). Conservative values have a significant influence over public opinion in Cyprus when it comes to LGBTI rights. Vassilis is an intern at the IPPF European Network office.
Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsible (INPPARES): The Equally Different project aimed at reaching sexually diverse groups through training and awareness-raising of staff and volunteers in services; supporting self-expression and improving communication about sexual diversity by improving the visibility of sexually diverse groups and raising the political profile of LGBTQ issues.