AMSTERDAM, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Faites l' Amour pas La Guerre: Light-hearted Campaign by the Amsterdam Condom Specialty Shop Condomerie to Help to Reduce Tension and the Threat of War in the Ivory Coast.
On February 1, the Condomerie will ship two thousand 'little blue helmets' from Amsterdam to its non-profit partner 'Sape Moderne' in the Ivory Coast. In the capital Abidjan, which is currently under threat of civil war,'Sape Moderne' http://www.condomerie.com/abidjan_sape/ wants to sell these 2000 blue condoms as souvenirs to the UN soldiers (the real blue helmets) who are stationed there and have a daily allowance of a hundred dollars to spend. This will enable the local organization to generate extra income for its combined AIDS prevention and soccer tournament project, which has been in existence for 5 years in the Youpougon district of Abidjan. The forthcoming civil war in the Ivory Coast between supporters of the incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo and his challenger Alassane Ouattara and the increasing pressure from the international community are causing significant economic pain and psychological stress for ordinary men and women in the country.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110131/434189 )
Peace needs to be secured. That is why the condom wrapper says the following in French and English:
Faites l' Amour pas La Guerre - I love C.I. - Casques Bleus pour Cote d'Ivoire
Make Love Not War - I love C.I. - Blue Helmets for Ivory Coast
The Condomerie intends to utilize this light-hearted campaign to focus attention on a peaceful solution through dialogue to a conflict that has been going on for 10 years.
Transfer of the 2000 Blue Condoms
On Tuesday, February 1 at 18:15, outside the front door of the Condomerie in the Warmoesstraat, 2000 'little blue helmets' condoms will be officially handed over to Ben Gneba, founder of Sape Moderne as well as contact person for Laurent Gbagbo in the Netherlands. Subsequently, there will be an opportunity for journalists to ask Mr. Gneba questions about the tense situation in the Ivory Coast.
Where: Condomerie, Warmoesstraat 141, Amsterdam
When: Tuesday, February 1 at 18:15
What: transfer kilos of blue condoms with the text
Casques Bleus pour Cote d'Ivoire - Faites l' Amour pas La Guerre - I love C.I.
Blue Helmets for Ivory Coast - Make Love Not War - I love C.I.
Who: Theodoor van Boven [co-founder Condomerie]
To Whom: Ben Gneba [Sape Moderne] who is also the contact person for Gbagbo in the
Please take your press card for access to the office of the Condomerie.
More information: available at the shop; including those blue condoms with text!
Website Condomerie: http://www.condomerie.com