Dance4Demand in Support of Female Condoms!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, marks the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD) — a day of education and advocacy dedicated to increasing awareness, accessibility and use of female condoms worldwide. Individuals and organizations are advancing the global movement for female condoms by participating in this international day of action. GFCD is a collaborative effort between the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC) and the Universal Access for Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme. For more information, visit FemaleCondomDay.org. Connect with GFCD social media through #Dance4Demand, #GFCD2014, and #femalecondoms.
Sexual and reproductive health advocates in New York City, and around the world, will Dance4Demand this GFCD to call for the increased demand of this vital health product. Today, NYC Health will work with several community-based organizations, throughout the five boroughs of New York City, to highlight this highly effective sexual health tool. Lifebeat, a leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s youth about HIV prevention, will be promoting the Health Department’s NYC Condom Availability Program (NYCAP) and GFCD at their events.
FC2 in NYC
NYC Health has been distributing female condoms (also known as FC2s) since 1998. In 2013, we distributed 1.3 million FC2s through thousands of condom distribution partners across the city. A recent NYC Health evaluation found that while awareness of the FC2 was high, use was low among all populations. Only 1 out of every 5 survey respondents reported ever using a FC2— a statistic we will continue to work hard to increase. A first step to increasing FC2 acceptance and use will be Dancing4Demand on Global Female Condom Day. Women and men in NYC and across the globe will be dancing in parks, at community centers, schools, clinics and even the offices of public officials to clearly and categorically show their demand for the FC2.
The NYC Condom Availability Program will be at the following locations Dancing 4 Demand!
Monday September 15th, 2014
Manhattan: Lifebeat at Irving Plaza 6-8PM
Tuesday September 16th, 2014
Bronx: BOOM! Health at Fordham Road and Grand Concourse (overpass) 10AM-2PM
Brooklyn: CAMBA at 885 Flatbush Ave 12-4PM
Manhattan: Washington Heights Corner Project at 181st & St. Nicholas 11AM-3PM
Lifebeat at Times Square 1-3PM
Queens: Queens Pride House at 76-19 Roosevelt Ave 2-6PM
Staten Island: CHASI at 166 Port Richmond Ave 8AM-12PM