11 Organizations launched a campaign with the #DoItRight slogan that urges Filipinos to support Reproductive Health and Family Planning
Earlier today, a coalition of 11 organizations convened at Ascott Makati Hotel to spearhead the #DoItRight campaign with a distinctiven andh sign which calls upon Filipinos to support Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
While Reproductive Health is still a topic most Filipinos are uncomfortable talking about, the rise in HIV cases and unwanted pregnancies calls for a much needed enlightenment about sex and the use of contraceptives. The #DoItRight campaign aims to educate the public to help them make informed decisions regarding reproductive health.
The advocacy is under the lead of Hyam Asher Bolande (DKT Philippines Chairman of the Board). Also present at the conference were Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III (POPCOM Undersecretary), Ronivin J. Pagtakhan, PhD Man RN (Executive Director of LoveYourself, Inc.), Sarah de Leon (Vice President of Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippones), and Jona Turalde (SheDecides Philippines Champion).
In his keynote speech, POPCOM Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III said that "there are now 7 million women using the modern method of family planning and there are still 4 million remaining unable to do so because they are still using the traditional method".
The coalition has set up facebook.com/DoItRightPH to serve as the focal point for the campaign.