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September 22, 2013

.@TrojanConnects @LifeStylesUSA @durex_USA Join the 2pct pledge

poverty, birth mortality, children, environment

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!

Why?

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: matti.navellou@globalpovertyproject.com 

Comments


Marco Dominic Gonzales

9/28/2013 3:17:16 PM

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Jessica Malick

9/18/2013 8:05:16 PM

Being a woman I believe that it is definitely not fair that most of the prevention of pregnancy is dependent upon the woman only.

Momoko Nakayama

9/18/2013 11:58:47 AM

Importance of safe sex needs to be taught throughout the communities!

betim bujari

9/15/2013 11:16:10 AM

Interesting

Lynne Vicino

9/12/2013 9:13:11 AM

Men must be responsible so women do not contact or spread all stds. people need to be tested prior to symptoms showing.Test results speak louder than words.

Lisa Caporale

9/9/2013 10:12:28 PM

What about targeting/asking/provoking the owners of the major "Sex Toys & Intimates for Adults Stores" online to join in and contribute to the Two Percent Industry Pledge? They can post the information right on their websites and in stores how they are contributing and helping for the greater good of the world by bringing family planning efforts that can help reduce the global unmet need for family planning services and information. These companies are actively engaged in selling the idea of sex. They need to join the movement to empower girls, boys, men and women with the knowledge to secure family planning efforts that can help reduce the global unmet need for family planning services and information. How can they say "No"? They promote sex and sexuality. They are a billion dollar or more industry the sex toy companies. They have their arrows pointed right at men and women's heads. They are already targeting the youth of today. With the birth and growth of the Internet the generati