About Us

Center for Gender Equality and History (KIIF)

The Center for Gender Equality & History (KIIF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2017 with the aim to promote scientific/research-based knowledge and action for gender equality. KIIF consists of two main departments, the Equality Department and the History Department. The emphasis on history derives, on the one hand, from the depressing invisibility of gender(ed) and women’s history in Cyprus and, on the other hand, from KIIF's aspiration to advance the understanding of the present and the future of gender relations and equality by better understanding the roots of patriarchy, homophobia, gender hierarchies etc. Our activities vary from research and education to one-off events, forming policy recommendations through structured dialogue, empowering communities, and building synergies/networks. KIIF is governed by an annual General Meeting of its members which elects a Board of Directors consisting of nine volunteer members. 


Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to entities including but not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non for profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. CSI is working closely to address market, social, economic, and cultural challenges and to address those challenges through evidence-based research and state of the art investigation of global, national, regional, and local solutions. The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers, and Information Technology Developers. It encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives and project and provide for sustainable growth.


Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE)

The Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE) is an international network on sexual and gender diversity of about 1000 educators. The ultimate target group of GALE is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) but we prefer to speak of "people who are disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity and their expression" because many people do not prefer to label themselves as L, G, B, T or I. Our direct target groups are teachers, peer educators, school managers and counselors and education authorities. We aim to integrate attention for sexual diversity in safer school policy, human rights, peace and civic education, and in sexuality education.

On the international level, GALE has developed a monitoring system to hold governments accountable for LGBTI education quality. GALE offers international trainings on LGBTI education policy, research, teacher training, and peer education training.

 

Associacio Conexus Atencio, Formacio I Investigacio Psicosocials (Conexus)

CONEXUS is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 2010 and based in Barcelona, that has the aim to improve the welfare and health of people, especially those in situations of difficulty, crisis, violence or inequality. Delivering psychosocial services to women, men, children and teenagers we want to promote the affective and family relationships; healthy, egalitarian lifestyles, and the eradication of violence. We also train professionals, companies and institutions on these issues and we produce theoretical and applied research in order to improve interventions and expand and share knowledge. Areas of specific expertise include: a) specialized programmes for people in situations of  gender-based violence; b) training for professionals, consultancy and team supervision, both face-to-face and online-learning courses on different subjects; c) awareness raising and prevention activities for children, teenagers and the general public; d) research focused on gender studies applied to different psychosocial problems using qualitative and quantitative methods.