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it takes twoAsk condom companies to support access to contraception for girls and women by tweeting.

The It Takes Two campaign is calling on all reproductive health product companies – but starting with condom companies – to take the lead in supporting increased access for contraceptive services around the world by donating 2 percent of profits from products sold to family planning initiatives.

Global Citizens have already rallied together, and  over 1000 Global Citizens tweeted at Durex, ONE Condoms, Trojan, and Lifestyles to join the Two Percent Industry Pledge.

And ONE Condoms has just emailed us to say that they may sign on to commit a percentage of sales profit to fund critical family planning initiatives!

The Female Health Company and WomanCare Global have also made commitments.

Our campaign manager is meeting with ONE Condoms this week and we want to be sure that their Twitter account is flooded with messages of support from Global Citizens.

We also need to keep the pressure on the major condom companies.

Please join us, and 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?

In the developing world 222 million girls and women 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 USD6 on health, housing, water, and other public services.

For companies participating in the Two Percent Industry Pledge, the 2 percent 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 held in July 2012 where USD2.6 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 percent 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.

Click here to tweet now, to request Durex, Trojan, and Lifestyles take the Two Percent Industry Pledge!

It Takes Two inspires and motivates young men and women in both developed and developing countries to take action in support of improving access to family planning services and information.

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