Connie Condom Dress | Expression of Interest

Connie Condom Dress is an annual youth arts project now in its 7th year of operation in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

A group of young people work together to make a dress out of condoms aligned with National Youth Week Activities.

 

Would your organisation like to submit an Expression of Interest to create Connie Condom Dress this year?

 

 

If you are keen to create a Connie Condom Dress at your service, school or organisation please submit the attached

EOI form and return to the HARP Unit by Friday 27th March.

 

 

Click here to see Connie Condom Dress being made in 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF4ycBvD444

 

Connie has made it to various media outlets around the world, here is a sample of her reach locally and in the UK and Italy.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2526934/condom-dress-returns-to-shoalhaven-after-controversy/?cs=2452

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2739507/Some-called-gross-started-conversation-Controversial-condom-dress-used-educate-young-people-safe-sex-goes-tour.html

 

http://www.lastampa.it/2014/09/01/multimedia/societa/connie-vestiti-di-condom-a-favore-della-prevenzione-N4UKyXLN10GSnb4nXhXuKK/pagina.html

 

Would you LIke to Host Connie Condom Dress?

For the past 6 years for National Youth Week the HIV & Related Programmes Unit(HARP) from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have put out an Expression of Interest to youth services to create a dress made out of condoms, which has affectionately come to be known as ‘Connie’ over the years.

This year HARP supplied a $100 Spotlight gift voucher, the model and condoms and the young people at the Thirroul Youth Centre supplied the creativity, design and construction.

See the making of Connie Condom 2014

Would you like to host Connie Condom dress at your service or organisation? The team from the HARP Unit will deliver, set up and pack down Connie if you can provide a space for her that is seen by plenty of people for a 2 week period of time at your organisation.

Please return the EOI form below to Jennifer.farinella@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au by Friday 25th July

Connie Condom Dress EOI form

HARPs intention in displaying Connie is to raise awareness of condom usage and encourage young people to visit sexual health clinics and GPs for testing. We hope to spark interest in and create an environment whereby Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) can be discussed, accepted and ultimately prevented without fear, myth, stigma or discrimination.  Such an open atmosphere will be a key to reducing the risk factors for HIV and STIs in the future.