Female condoms are vital in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but they still only account for less than one percent of the global condom supply. They remain unavailable and unaffordable to millions of people.
If you’re in the Washington D.C. area consider attending the Paper Doll campaign and show your support for increased female condom distribution. The event will be hosted by the global health organization PATH, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and Universal Access to Female Condoms Joint Programme (UAFC).
Participants of the campaign will have an opportunity to write personal messages about female condoms on unique paper dolls. When strung together these dolls will be distributed to key policymakers and will represent the variety of diverse voices demanding better implementation. My film Choosing Prevention will also be screened and a panel discussion will address innovative advocacy and new technology solutions.
Created by the UAFC in the Netherlands, the Paper Doll campaign now includes 30 organizations in 17 countries in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia/Oceania. This past June hundreds of paper dolls were displayed at a UN High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York, creating media buzz and raising awareness.
Please show your support! The event will take place, October 6th from 3:30 to 5:00pm at 455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20001 in conference rooms 1065 and 1063. Light refreshments will be provided.
See you there!
(Photo by Martha Dodge)