Women Of Cyprus - Be Informed

Cyprus Gender Equality Observatory - CGEO has been established in the minds of people and organizations through their collaboration with them, as an institution at the forefront on issues of gender equality.

Equal pay, sexual harassment in the workplace, gender equality within the family, work, administration, reconciliation of family and work, equal opportunities in employment and the European perspective, the impact of globalization and economic crisis to working women, the importance of lifelong education, positive actions for women, are just some of the topics that occupied us till today.

At this point CGEO wants to stress out emphatically that gender issues are not women's issue. It concerns society in general. It concerns all citizens and all stakeholders anywhere they operate. Gender equality is more than just a goal, it is the precondition for achieving the eradication of poverty, promoting development, building good governance. It is the prerequisite for building a better world. Gender equality is a responsibility and obligation of all of us.

BirdLife Cyprus - Protecting Nature & Inspiring People Video

The video was created for the celebration of BirdLife Cyprus' 10 years Anniversary. BirdLife Cyprus is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to conserve wild birds, their habitats and wider biodiversity in Cyprus, through research, monitoring, lobbying and conservation and awareness-raising actions.

It is the national Partner of BirdLife International, a global Partnership of nature conservation organisations working in more than 100 countries worldwide.

BirdLife Cyprus is currently the most active conservation organization in Cyprus, running campaigns against illegal bird trapping and poaching and for the designation and protection of Important Bird Areas as Special Protection Areas, as well as campaigns in the area of agriculture, education and awareness-raising.

Furthermore, BirdLife Cyprus implements or takes part in a plethora of other programmes, such as a LIFE Oroklini project for the restoration and management of the Oroklini Lake, and the 'Gypas' Project for the recovery of the extremely reduced Cypriot population of Griffon Vultures, carried out under the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Greece-Cyprus (2007-2013).

BirdLife Cyprus' vision is: 'An island with healthy ecosystems, rich in biodiversity, where people actively safeguard nature for a sustainable future'.

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Kitesurfing at Larnaca

Cyprus kite-surfing and SUP school KiteMed was founded in 2003 by Panayiotis Kounnides. In the very early stages of kite-surfing in Cyprus, Panayiotis realized that the area near Kiti, Softades village in Larnaca has the perfect spots for kite-surfing. 
The area has all the space you will need as a beginner to learn the fast rising extreme sport of Kite-surfing, constant winds until sundown and all the shore break waves you will need as an advanced rider. KiteMed complies with the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) standards and offers the quality set by the IKO as Panayiotis and Solon are qualified IKO level 2 instructors. 

The school is only 15 min drive from Larnaca a 40 min from Lefkosia (Nicosia) and Limassol, and 60 min from Ayia Napa and Protaras, making it ideal for anyone living or visiting Cyprus. 

"Our goal is to promote safety and our programs are designed for beginners to advanced riders. We can help you choose the best kitesurfing course and or Kite-surfing Gear that suit your goals and level.. "

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Salt Lake - Larnaca

It constitutes a system of salt lakes, adjacent to Larnaca and its airport. Together they have a surface area of about 5 square km. Until the early 80s, every summer, when the main lake was completely dry, it was mined for salt, which was carried on donkeys for processing.

The lake is inhabited by a different krill than the one in Akrotiri salt lake. It has different salinity as it doesnot receive water from rivers. A great birdwatching spot. Thousands of flamingos and a plethora of other bird species visit it to escape the cold and spend the winter here. 

The birdwatchers tower at the nearby sewage plant offers excellent year round birdwatching possibilities. As in the case of the Akrotiri salt lake, it is one of the wetlands under the Ramsar Convention (www.ramsar.org). There is a picnic area in the adjacent forest and the presence of the nearby Hala Sultan Mosque gives the lake an arabic, oasis like aura.

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