We are calling on reproductive health product companies – starting with condom companies - to take the lead in supporting increased access for contraceptive services around the world by donating 2% of profits from products sold to family planning initiatives.
Ask condom companies to support access to contraception for girls and women by tweeting at Durex, Trojan and Lifestyles to join the Two Percent Industry Pledge!
222 million girls and women in the developing world to have an unmet need for contraception, family planning services and information.
Giving women and girls access to contraceptives is transformational – families become healthier, better educated, and wealthier. When women have access to contraceptives they are able to plan their lives, stay in school, and escape poverty. Every dollar spent on family planning can save governments up to $6 on health, housing, water, and other public services.
For companies participating in the Two Percent Industry Pledge, the 2% will go towards advocacy efforts to increase access to contraceptives for an additional 120 million women around the world, enabling them to plan their fertility, so they can plan their lives. The funds raised through this campaign will go to It Takes Two or other family planning initiatives that will build on the momentum from the London Summit on Family Planning in July 2012 where $2.6 billion was pledged to reduce the unmet need for contraception.
By taking a strong stand and calling for other private sector organizations to join in making pledges towards family planning, the reproductive health product industry will give world leaders a clear mandate to increase global investment for family planning and encourage progress on FP2020 commitments.
Join us in calling on all reproductive health product companies – starting with condom companies - to donate 2% of profits from products sold to family planning efforts that can help reduce the global unmet need for family planning services and information.
Ask condom companies to support access to contraception for girls and women by tweeting at Durex, Trojan and Lifestyles and asking them to join the pledge! Join us in enabling 222 million women to plan their lives. Join the Two Percent Industry Pledge.
Contact Matti Navellou, It Takes Two Campaign Manager to join the pledge: firstname.lastname@example.org