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Nov 25, 2011

Durex One Voice Campaign Roadshow & Contest!



"The government has recently announced that between 2006 and 2010, there were 21 recorded cases of students who got pregnant out of marriage. Statistics from the Welfare Department revealed that this year, from January to April, 111 young girls were pregnant."

In Asia, the subject about sex is mostly a taboo. We are hardly exposed to sex education in school or even at home. Sometimes, this leads to irresponsible and unprotected sex.

Durex, the world’s largest selling condom brand, organised a sexual and reproductive health college programme to create awareness about sexual health and contraceptive options that leads them to make informed decisions. 

Organized in 5 different colleges across Malaysia, the Durex ‘One Voice, Prevention is Key’ road show programme was held throughout November at Taylors Lakeside Campus, Universiti Technologi Mara Shah Alam, Raffles College, INTI International University, Nilai and IACT College.

Durex’s main aim is to not only empower youths to create awareness about sexual health and contraceptive options, but also to break the taboo around the issue, to make people more comfortable about the topic. When youths are given the privilege to access such initiatives, this will further help youths make informed choices that help them in every aspect of their lives.

During the college programme, informational walls are to be placed that contains ‘Did you know…?’ facts on sex and interactive storytelling depicted through pictures. 

Not everyone is comfortable about sex related subjects but these posters and informational banners help to expose students about these matters such as sexual reproductive health and breaking the barriers on the subject of sex.

Although the annual number of reported HIV/AIDS cases have decreased in 2002 to 2009,sexually transmitted disease (STD) are serious issues that needs to be taken care of! Not only HIV/AIDS but also STDs such as Herpes, Syphilis, Chalamydia can harm you!

This is why the Durex One Voice Campaign on sexual and reproductive health is a positive step in reaching out to youths. This allows them to express their views on safe sex and facilitates open conversations about sexual health.

Using contraceptives helps to prevent unwanted pregnancy as unwanted pregnancy is one of the leading causes of baby dumping cases in Malaysia.

Picture credit to: Amelia

In conjunction with the Durex One Voice Campaign, 'Durex One Voice Contest' is organized for you to show your individual persepctive on the issue of stopping unwanted pregnancies!

Create a poster, draw a picture, sculpt a design or demonstrate your skills in photography, the choice is in your hands :)

Here's how you can join:
Contest period: 16 Nov - 4 Dec 2011
1. First, create a poster/ postcard/ take a picture to convey the message that prevention is the best way to stop unwanted pregnancies. 
2. Allow the Durex One Voice Application on Facebook.
3. Register yourself via the registration form.
4. Pick the Creative Categories either “Poster/ Postcard“ or “Photography” for your submission.
5. Submit the entry that matches the Creative Category.
6. You may submit only 1 creative entry per Creative Category.
7. You may submit a creative design from yourself or from others, but make sure you have the rights to use it!
8. Submission is final and cannot be deleted, changed or altered once submitted.
9. Remember to include a description of your creative entry.
10. Spread the word on your entry & get your friends to vote on it when its open for voting.
11. You can even vote for your own entry!

Voting period: 5 Dec - 18 Dec 2011
1. You can vote on all entry(s) across all 2 categories by clicking on Vote.
2. Only 1 vote per creative entry per day – you can vote on the same creative entry(s) again the next day!
3. You’ll only be able to see the number of Votes received on the creative entry(s) you’ve voted for.
4. Participants can vote on their own creative entry(s) too! 
5. Support your favourites or gain more exposure for your creative entry(s) – share them!

Winners will be announced on 23 Dec and the most voted submission will walk away with an iPad2! Durex will also be giving out five iPod Touch as consolation prizes for each catergory. Wouldn't this be your best Christmas present ever? :D

Isn't it easy? Just let your creative mind flow and submit your entries by 4th Dec!

For more information about Durex One Voice Contest and information on topics such as youth’s sexual health issues, contraceptive options and Durex campaign initiatives, log on to Durex Malaysia Facebook Page.

2 comments :

  1. Great event... I saw it from Hilda's blog too. You college doing it too? ^^ Haha.. Informative enough.

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  2. Haha yup, they had the roadshow in a few colleges. Since ur good in designin, go join the contest ^^

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