Annual report 2012 The Danish Family Planning Association
An organisation in motion and growth
Sexual health in motion 2012 WAS THE YEAR WHERE REAL MOMENTUM IN SEXUAL HEALTH WAS CREATED.
events run by our group of volunteers and a big effort by our Sign of Life ambassador, Cecilie Hother.
Welcome to the Annual Report of the Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA). If one word were to describe the devel opment regarding sexual health in the past year it must be “momentum”.
SEXUALITY AND HEALTH ARE CONNECTED
Momentum means to set something in motion and thereafter gain speed or movement. And it can surely be said that in 2012 and in the beginning of 2013 speed and movement was gathered within our area of expertise. Both in the national and international arena, new and exciting developments have taken place.
THE INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES ARE STILL ENORMOUS We were extremely happy to note that the United Nations’ Commission on Population and Development in April 2012 for the first time in many years ended with a positive result: A recognition of young people’s right to receive comprehensive sexuality education. However, the challenges remain enorm ous and we are still a long way from a world which has equal access to sexual and reproductive rights. Luckily, there was a high degree of momentum in the interna tional programme of DFPA. We have increased our international work by 25% in 2012. We have upgraded our advocacy activi ties and participated still more actively in international fora such as the Rio 20+ meeting, the Commission of Population Development of the United Nations in New York and a large number of other international networks. Our new programme agreement with Danida provided good opportunities to increase our activities with our partners in Africa and Asia. 2012 was also the final year with support from the EU for the Sign of Life campaign which focused massively on teenage pregnancies and maternal mortality in Africa. This was done by video spots shown in city trains, a well-visited Facebook site,
During the summer months, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority launched the first five Prevention Initiatives for Denmark’s municipalities and it was good to see that sexual health was one of the areas of high priority. For once, sexuality did not drown in KRAM factors (diet, smoking, alcohol, exercise). The campaigns, competence and offers provided by DFPA have been recognized in many places in the Prevention Initiative of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. This makes us proud, but we are also humbled by the responsibility and the many tasks which we look forward to lift with the municipali ties during the coming years. During the winter the Council on Health & Disease Prevention published the report ”Sexuality and Health”, to which the Chairman of DFPA contributed as co-author. This report con firmed that sexuality and health are two sides of the same thing. People’s sex life depends on their health, well-being and life style and vice versa. And last, but not least in September Christian Graugaard was appointed Professor in Sexology at Aalborg University, being only the second professor in Denmark’s history in this subject succeeding his academic mentor Preben Hertoft. This has happened as part of the strengthening of the education and research in the area of sexology.
• everybody has access to information and health services in relation to sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth. • sexuality is recognised in its diversity, both as a valuable part of life and as a fundamental human right. • stigmatisation and discrimination does not exist while the right to choose is fully respected.
• fi ghting for sexual and reproductive rights. • s trengthening individuals’ opportunities to make free and informed choices about sexuality, sexual health, contraception and abortion. • advocate for everybody’s right to information and health services in to sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth.
THE DANISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION WANTS A WORLD WHERE:
Momentum has also left its mark on our work with sexual health in Denmark. It started already on a small scale in January 2012, when the Ministry of Children and Education – with DFPA as co-author – published a catalogue of ideas regarding comprehensive sexuality education for all schools and municipalities in Denmark. A useful tool in a busy school day. And an important signal.
THE DANISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION WILL CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE VISION BY:
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A MOVING AND GROWING ORGANISATION
MUNICIPALITIES FOCUS ON SEXUAL HEALTH In 2012, we experienced increasingly that municipal politicians included sexual health in policies and work plans. This applies especially to Holstebro municipality, which in recent years has been a model municipality as regards sexual health. During spring, the municipality published its new syllabus for comprehensive sexuality education – the first syllabus approved by politicians in any Danish municipality. This was followed some months later by the Municipality of Copenhagen, which published an instruction for comprehensive sexuality education in primary school. In both cases DFPA played an important role in bringing these to life.
In Denmark as well as in the world as a whole we are unfortu nately a long way from reaching our goal. There is a real need for a strong political vision and for investments in sexual health, diversity and rights. In DFPA we continue to focus on these challenges and possibilities. And we do whatever we can to get decision-makers to take the responsibility upon themselves to formulate clear and binding visions in the field of sexuality. Globally, and in Denmark.
Finally, we are pleased that nearly all schools throughout the country participated in the Sex Week campaign, which in February 2013 had a new impressive record of participants with 245,000 pupils from primary and vocational schools.
A MOVING AND GROWING ORGANISATION We are extremely satisfied that DFPA is included more fre quently in an advisory capacity when reports, plans and con crete activities on sexual health are being prepared. We are in a constant and constructive dialogue with schools and teachers, municipalities, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Children and Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a large number of politicians.
Bjarne B. Christensen, Secretary-General
Christian Graugaard, Chairman of the Board
Just as we feel a general momentum concerning sexual health, we also feel it to a great extent internally. This has been the year where more young volunteers than ever before have joined us. Also the number of private contributors who wish to support our work has seriously started to grow. We are extremely happy to have constant support from a wide circle of like-minded.
FROM VISION TO ACTION How can we use this momentum? It should be used to fulfill our vision for a world where everyone in a free and responsible interaction with others can live out their sexuality without being condemned, persecuted or dis criminated against. A world, where everyone has access to com prehensive sexuality education, contraception, treatment and testing as well as safe pregnancies, births and abortions.
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GOOD COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING CHILDREN AND YOUTH HAVE THE RIGHT TO A COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL EDUCTION FROM THEIR FIRST YEAR AT SCHOOL UNTIL THEY ATTEND VOCATIONAL TRAINING. - It is obvious that comprehensive sexuality education should play a role in all vocational training. This statement was made by the Minister for Children and Education Christine Antorini during the Week Sex campaign in the beginning of February. This was the crowning statement after one year when the Danish Family Planning Association’s (DFPA) vision for a com prehensive and co-ordinated sexuality education moved several steps closer realization and where the Association worked focused towards an extension of comprehensive sexuality edu cation from the youngest classes to vocational training courses. Both parts are well on their way to success.
MORE AND MORE CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN WEEK SEX An obvious example is the Week Sex campaign. Due to a cooperation with the foundation TrygFonden, the campaign was extended in 2012 to also include children in fourth and fifth grade and this year second and third grade were also included. In 2014, the campaign will be extended once more to include the earliest grades and the vocational schools are now a per manent part of the campaign. As a part of this development, DFPA has prepared a large number of new teaching materials. This means that for the first
time in Denmark a broad and comprehensive range of differ ent teaching materials on sexual matters is available for the different class levels in basic school and the various types of vocational education. Also educational material is available for the multi-ethnic area and for students with special needs.
SEXUALITY EDUCATION CREATES WELL-BEING Experience has shown that qualified and targeted sexuality education is important even in classes with very young stu dents since this creates increased tolerance and well-being within the class. The ability to create respectful relations with others and be able to take decisions about ones own body is not learnt in one go. It is the result of a long personal and social development. In the final instance good comprehensive sexuality education can contribute to create good growth conditions for sexual wellbeing of our youth and prevent sexual violation among young people. According to experts it is important to put focus on the body and feelings at an early age, since this gives students the necessary knowledge and tools to obtain maximum benefit from later sexuality education. - As with many other subjects, sexuality education should start at an early age. Sexuality is an important part of human iden tity, and sexuality education can and should to a greater extent
ARY SCHOOLSfocus on the body and feelings at an early age
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be a part of the curriculum at school so as to develop the stu dents’ social and personal skills, says Venka Simovska, profes sor in Health Promotion and Education at DPU (Department of Education) at Aarhus University.
MORE SEXUALITY EDUCATION DFPA’s vision about a comprehensive sexuality education also means that sexuality education should not stop when the stu dents leave primary school, but should be integrated with voca tional training. This is a point of view shared by the Minister for Children and Education and a number of student and teacher organisations. -We think it is strange that all sexuality education stops as soon as the young students start on their vocational training. This is problematic when a large number of the country’s youths only have their sexual debut after they have left primary school, says Casper Steppat from Erhvervsskolernes Elev-Organisation (EEO) (The student organisation of vocational schools). A survey made by DFPA in 2011 also showed that both teach ers and students on vocational training courses demand tar geted sexuality education. - When one is working with youngsters, I feel that it is the school’s responsibility that they learn about sex, states Bente Mathiesen from Nordfyns Gymnasium (Northern Funen’s High School), who had 200 registered students at the latest Week Sex campaign. 18-year old Freja Jørgensen from the Vocational School in Brønderslev, who also participated in this year’s Week Sex says: - I also think that it is very important that we receive sexuality education, even though we no longer attend primary school. There are things which we might not have learnt in primary school which we could discuss now.
The Danish Family Planning Association proposes that sexuality education should be an obligatory part of school and education which we offer our children as soon as they start school and until they end their vocational training. It is important to get an overall picture of sexuality education throughout the entire school time and in an interdisciplinary manner.
In order to ensure a comprehensive effort, DFPA aims to strengthen sexuality education in vocational schools on two fronts: on the one hand, we work politically – together with various relevant players (student organisations, specialist teacher organisations etc.) – to give the Ministry for Children and Education concrete information on how sexuality education can become a part of vocational training. On the other hand, we participate in developing age-appropriate efforts and teaching materials which can strengthen the sexuality education for young students within their framework.
The Danish Family Planning Association works to create a world where no children and young people are infected with a sexually transmitted disease or become pregnant unwantedly, where many more are satisfied with their body and their sexuality and where no one experiences sexual abuse; a world where it is normal to talk about the body, gender, sex and family from a multi-diverse point of view
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The year that past January
THE SEX HOTLINE IS 20 YEARS OLD
In the beginning of 2012, Denmark’s oldest and biggest sexual counselling service – the Sex Hotline for young people – had its twentieth anniversary. Since DFPA established the Sex Hotline in 1992 it has met many young people on their level answering more than 110,000 questions about the body, feelings and sexuality. Not only was this important anniversary celebrated, but the Sex Hotline also re-launched its website to become a new, interac tive information and advisory portal for 12-25 year olds.
SIGNATURES COLLECTED FOR THE MINISTER CECILIE AND CECILIE IN UGANDA
In April 2012, TV host Cecilie Hother, who was ambassador for the Sign of Life campaign, travelled to Uganda together with her co-ambassador Cecilie Morville to see how maternal mortality at an early age is tackled. They talked with young men and women, midwives, doctors, politicians, religious leaders and health authorities about how pregnancy is the major cause of death among African teenage girls.
Sign of Life visited the Minister for Development in April and presented two thousand signatures requesting him to prioritize sexual and reproductive health in the new development strategy. Mr. Friis Bach was also given a sculpture made of bicycle spokes as a symbol of unsafe abortions in developing coun tries. The campaign also created a Facebook-site which reached more than 20,000 likes.
YOUTH TO YOUTH ABOUT NEW TYPES OF CONTRACEPTION Make a poster which catches the interest of young people about new types of contraception. This was the task which was given to students in a nation-wide competition at lowersecondary-level boarding schools for 14-17-year-olds and 10th grad ers; DFPA started this campaign on 26 September which is the World Contraception Day. More than 500 pupils participated and the winners were five students from the Danish town of Slagelse.
SEXUAL MINORITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
NGOs, politicians, the Minister for Development and LGBT activists were gathered for a conference at Christiansborg in October 2012. The purpose was to discuss how Danish development agencies and Danida can include sexual minorities in their work. DFPA had arranged this conference with five other NGOs which had many participants and a web portal and a manual on the subject was created.
MOTHERS AGAINST HPV
DFPA continued its focus in 2012 to reduce the HPV-infection among young boys/men and launched the Facebook campaign in October “Mothers against HPV”. The campaign, which applies in particular to mothers with boys/young men in the age group from 12-26 years told about the risk of getting infected with HPV and its consequences and enabled mothers to prevent HPVinfection in their own or other people’s sons.
THE SEX HOTLINE IS 20 YEAR
The international challenges are still enormous
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MULTI-ETNIC SEXUALITY EDUCATION
In May 2012 DFPA launched a new teaching material about sexuality education in a multi-etnic space. The main conclusion was, that you should create a diverse teaching-space includ ing all the pupils rather than exclud ing etnic groups or talk about specific etnic issues. The teaching material was financed through support from the Danish Health and Medicines Authority.
SEXUAL HEALTH IN VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
In August, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority presented a new catalogue of ideas for vocational schools. The schools received a 62 page document of inspiration and ideas under the heading “Healthy vocational schools” on how health can be inte grated in teaching. DFPA was a part of the working group for the catalogue, where the Sex Hotline for young peo ple and the Week Sex campaign were included.
IPPF HAD ITS SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY
In November 2012 the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) had its sixtieth anniversary. DFPA is a member of IPPF which has 152 member countries. Apart from its political work, the IPPF offers services on contra ception, sexually transmitted diseases and safe abortions. IPPF has 65,000 facilities offering health services around the world, thus IPPF has more service delivery points than the burger chain McDonald’s.
NORMSTORM IN THE CLASS ROOM
In 2012, the school project ”NORMSTORM” was started. The Normstormers are a group of newly trained young volunteers who teach students in Copenhagen about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), diversity and norms for gender and sexuality. The project is a cooperation between the Municipality of Copenhagen, DFPA, LGBT Liv/AIDS Fondet and LGBT Ungdom (Youth). The aim is to create a greater diversity, and prevent homosexual, bisexual and trans sexual phobias.
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DFPA participated again in 2012 to ensure support and local activities in the Only with a condom campaign organized by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority during week 37 and 38. A record-high number of players participated this year: eighty seven municipalities and more than 700 educational institutions, fitness centres, coffee houses, taxi firms and libraries supported the campaign and its messages by carrying out various activities. The campaign also ran on Facebook and obtained 42,000 likes.
SEXUAL HEALTH IN THE YEAR 2012
During 2012, DFPA carried out a sur vey on sexuality education in primary school. This showed a clear improve ment in recent years – no doubt also because of Week Sex. But, on the other hand two thirds of the teach ers know nothing or only very little about Faghæfte 21 (in the National Curriculum), describing the details of the subject. And only about one third are satisfied or partly satisfied with sexual ity education.
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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IS THE BACKBONE IN THE INTERNATIONAL WORK THE DANISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION (DFPA) HAS INTEGRATED CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF OUR PARTNERS AS A CENTRAL PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS, SPANNING FROM ADVOCACY TRAINING IN KENYA TO SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN RWANDA OR STRENGTHENING OF THE NETWORK IN SOUTH ASIA.
obligations of individual countries and evaluate to what extent these rights are being fulfilled.
- Who knows what UPR stands for?
UPR training is the most recent initiative within the capac ity development and DFPA co-operates on this together with its partner organisations in East Africa and South Asia.
Seri Wendoh, who is Senior Technical Officer at IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation), asks this question in a meeting room in Nairobi, where 35 people are in the process of learning how to use human rights instruments in the advocacy work of their organization. Around the table are representatives from partners of DFPA in East Africa, Pakistan and Nepal. UPR stands for Universal Periodic Review, which is a mecha nism, where UN member states discuss the human rights
DFPA participated in the training of the partners in how they actively can use the UPR process in their advocacy work to advance sexual and reproductive rights in their respective countries.
- We help to create organisations with strong professional profiles. As the organizations’ capacity is strengthened, we can increasingly withdraw. The qualifications are strength ened among members of staff, management, the Board of Directors and volunteers and this means that the processes live on even when DFPA no longer is there to help, says International Director Tania Dethlefsen.
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In this way DFPA participates and ensures that development processes are integrated in the local context where partners are working.
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MUCH MORE THAN UPR
In 2012 in East Africa, we have focused on advocacy and cooperated with the partners in making political and context analyses, so that they can act in the most efficient manner in relation to the political structures.
Global Program, East Africa and South Asia
IPPF, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
- It has been a central aim for our partners to develop advocacy strategies and DFPA has contributed with training in how the messages of the strategies can be communicated with the greatest possible effectiveness, says International Programme Manager Dagmar Thomsen. In East Africa, DFPA has also participated in starting up local women’s groups that are mobilized to understand, analyse and demand their rights, which enable them exert pressure to improve their health offers.
EXPORT OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION Apart from capacity development in relation to advocacy, work has been on-going in Vietnam and East Africa as regards building up further knowledge with the partners on sexuality education. The co-operation between DFPA’s international and national departments has contributed to spreading knowledge in East Africa on which thoughts we have when we plan sexuality education.
raised to an even higher level, when CGFED in September car ried out a national conference focusing on the institutionalization of sexuality education in Vietnam and showed the results of the project. More than 90 participants came including representa tives from the Education and Health Ministries. - It was fantastic to see how CGFED organized the conference. This was a case of professional and well planned advocacy. From press coverage to visitors, to alliance partners, to the content and messages, which also were presented by young people themselves. And the fact that messages have spread so far that the Ministry of Health is integrating the structures of the pro ject in parts of their work shows really massive approval, says International Programme Manager Elisabeth Riber Christensen. The co-operation with CGFED is in its final phase and the project was externally evaluated in 2012 with very positive conclusions. The evaluation can be found on www.sexogsamfund.dk.
Since 2003, DFPA and CGFED (Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development in Vietnam) have worked to improve sexuality education in clubs and schools for young people and their parents. Efforts regarding advocacy were
FROM NEW YORK TO RIO In 2012, DFPA has again actively worked in the big international arenas. In May, we participated in the UN Commission on Population and Development in New York, where the discussions centred on improving the rights of young people to decide over their own body. There the ”usual” opponents participated: An ”unholy” alliance consisting of representatives from the Vatican, Poland, Malta and several Arabic and African countries; all these countries believe that young people under no circumstances should have their basic rights fulfilled, such as access to contraceptives, sexuality education and safe abortions.
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Fortunately, the Commission had a favourable ending and a reasonable agreement was reached. The results were not quite so favourable at the Rio +20 conference in June. Unfortunately, women’s rights to decide about their own bodies were removed in the last minute from the final agreement at the UN conference on sustainable development. It was disappointing that it was not possible to keep this important paragraph on women’s rights in the document, but DFPA will continue the fight on these issues, when work on the post-2015 framework continue in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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THE DANISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION – A STRONG PARTNER FOR MUNICIPALITIES THE DANISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION’S (DFPA) OFFERS TO THE COUNTRY’S MUNICIPALITIES ARE MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PREVENTION INITIATIVE ON SEXUAL HEALTH PREPARED BY THE DANISH HEALTH AND MEDICINES AUTHORITY. 2012 WAS ALSO THE YEAR WHERE THE DANISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION INTENSIFIED ITS FOCUS ON PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THEIR WORK WITH CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH. “It is important that professional groups who have direct contact to citizens regarding sexual health also have the necessary qualifications to handle these functions.” This is written by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority in their Prevention Initiative on sexual health which was published during the summer of 2012. The package contains recommendations for what each municipality could and should do in order to promote sexual health and well-being among the citizens of the municipality and it points towards DFPA as a central player and an important partner in relation to the efforts which are made on behalf of children and young people. This includes developing the qualifications of teachers and nurses regarding the creation of curricula for sexuality education, guidance and advice to exposed young people, tracking chlamydia and participation in national campaigns focusing on sexual health.
INSPIRATIONAL MEETINGS AND NEWSLETTERS - There are many good possibilities in the municipalities when work is being carried out to advance the sexual health of citizens. However, it is of great importance that each individual initiative is planned as a targeted and organised effort. For this reason we intensified our focus in 2012 to give support to the work, which is being carried out by municipalities says Joachim Maxen, Director of Dept. of Campaigns, Fundraising and Volunteers in DFPA. This has been done by means of a new and free newsletter sent to relevant technical and managerial staff. A special catalogue has been produced describing the way in which DFPA can offer municipalities some inspiration or direct assistance with the more than twenty recommendations in the Prevention Initiative. Free inspirational meetings have been organized throughout the country. The focus was to motivate and inspire local municipalities on the basis of the recommendations made by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority on how they can start programmes which encourage the sexual health of children and young people. The meetings were usually organized on a regional basis to encourage exchange of experiences and building up of networks within the different municipalities in the region. In addition, DFPA has signed co-operative agreements with twenty eight municipalities. The agreement provides the municipality a number of things, such as analyses on a local basis (sexual diseases, pregnancies, abortions, participation in Week Sex, etc.), an annual status report on the sexual health in the municipality compared to other municipalities and also discounts on additional sex education courses and materials.
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DFPA accounts in figures Earnings 2012 41,6 mio. kr
National Program 2012 14,8 mio. kr
Prevention and Advisory Clinic
Advocacy, Sign of Life
Better comprehensive sexuality education
Collected Funds, international work
Collected Funds, Denmark
International Program 2012 19,9 mio. kr
Sex Hotline 31%
National Program Danida moreover
13% Advocacy global
Ministries, regions and municipalities
Advocacy and information materials
Other: Comprehensive sexuality education, LGBT, Health
Comprehensive sexuality education
Week Sex 43%
7% Students with special needs
Global Program (Asia, Africa) and Danida
50.000.000 45.000.000 40.000.000 35.000.000 30.000.000
The turnover of DFPA 1997-2012
■ Fundraising, campaigns & volunteers
■ Information ■ International program
■ National program 5.000.000
■ Organisation, Secretary General ■ Administration
0 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Board of DFPA
DFPA’S COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES
Christian Graugaard Chairman Doctor and professor in sexology
DFPA’s Council of Representatives was composed of individual members as well as by the following organisational members: • Danish AIDS Foundation (AIDS-Fondet) • Centre for Sex and Health • Association of Danish Pharmacies • Danish Demographic Association • Danish Association for Clinical Sexology • Danish Association for Obstetrics and Gynaecology • Danish Association of Medical Women • The Danish Association for the Disabled • Danish Association of Midwives • Danish Medical Association • HIV Denmark • LGBT Denmark • Danish Association of Youth Clubs • Danish Mothers’ Help • SMil Landsorganisationen
Bjarke Oxlund Vice-Chairman Anthropologist Bjarne Rasmussen Health consultant Lene Stavngaard Nurse Ann Nielsen Ph.d. and project manager Siri Tellier External lecturer Karen Ewers Haahr Consultant Marie Bruvik Heinskou Assistant professor
DFPA IS THANKFUL FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM: Support from the following authorities, companies, funds and private persons made our work in 2012 possible: The Ministry of Interior and Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), Ministry of Children and Education, Danish Health and Medicines Authority (Centre for Contraception), the foundation TrygFonden, Municipality of Copenhagen, The Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen Public Health Board, Danish Football and Lottery Pools, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), European Union, UNFPA, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Pfizer, Bayer Healthcare, Meda, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, 28 Danish municipal governments with which the Danish Family Planning Association has cooperation agreements, as well as numerous persons and organisations who have given support through membership of the association.
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DFPA’S ACCOUNTS 2012 The turnover of DFPA grew in 2012 to DKK 41.8 million – a rise of 19 per cent compared to 2011. The increase reflects that we have become one the most important players in the field of sexual information and health and that we have continued a broad and constructive inter action with a large number of national and international partners. In 2012 a surplus DKK 589,424 was generated, which will be used in the coming years. The national programme constituted 36% of the Association’s total turno ver and the activities grew by 5%. The increase springs primarily from the cooperation with foundation TrygFonden, which enabled us to extend the Week Sex campaign to also include the youngest classes of primary school as well as the initiation of a project for young people with special needs. The international programme accounted for 48% of the Association’s turnover and grew by 38% in 2012. The increase stems primarily from the activities in the the global program with Danida which has grown in size and now covers 43% of the international work. Support for work in global advocacy also grew thanks to a new grant to work with sustainable development and Rio+20. Campaigns, fundraising and volunteer work represent 8% of the turnover of the Association. The main part of the turno ver comes from a campaign to motivate and generate private financial contribu tions, so that in the future it will be pos sible to finance a greater part of the work carried out by DFPA through private donations. The administration and organization departments represent 8% of the turno ver, which is a reduction of 25% in rela tion to the previous year. DFPA has at the end of the year a total net capital of DKK 9.5 million.
In 2012, 201,433
published by DFPA were distributed In 2012,
were given supplementary sexuality education by the teachers of DFPA
In 2012 the posts of DFPAs international Facebook-page were viewed
97.9 per cent of primary school teachers who participated in the Week Sex campaign 2013 gave the campaign high grades
and 245,000 students from the 2nd to 10th grade and vocational training took part in the Week Sex campaign
nurses etc. received knowledge on sexuality education from teachers of DFPA
In 2012, 1,655 consultations took
place in the Prevention and Advisory Clinic of DFPA In 2012 DFPA helped mobilize and educate
Throughout the years the corporation with our Vietnamese partner CGFED has helped to give sexuality education to 42,072
young people and their parents
in East Africa and South East Asia
In 2012, the website of the Sex Hotline for young people was
In 2012, the various websites of DFPA were visited more than
1.3 million times
visited 286,718 times, and the advisory service answered more than 11,000
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