In 2016, DKT International announced the establishment of the ‘Prize for Passion’, so-named in honor of Phil Harvey, our founder and Board Chairman. This prize provides a one-time, small honorarium to individuals or groups in recognition of their passion for family planning and reproductive health and for whom this investment would help catalyze meaningful opportunities or activities.
There are no geographic limitations on the award. Nominees are considered wherever they may be. DKT does not accept applications for these awards and relies on a small nominating committee to determine this recognition.
Past recipients of the Prize for Passion include:
- Jonathan Stack, Doug Stein, MD and World Vasectomy Day
World Vasectomy Day combines a social media communications project that seeks to educate men in developing countries about vasectomies with a medical project to provide affordable vasectomies to men who want them.
- Anne Philpott and The Pleasure Project (India, UK)
The Pleasure Project is an educational resource promoting safer sex to women and men by focusing on the real reasons most people want to have sex: desire and pleasure.
- Ben de Leon and the Forum for Family Planning & Development (Philippines)
The Forum for Family Planning and Development works on national policy issues regarding population, health and family welfare, and the provision of universal access to information and service for all Filipinos, especially the poor and youth.
- Lindy West and the #ShoutYourAbortion Project (USA)
Lindy West is a feminist and activist who established #ShoutYourAbortion, a project that uses social media to destigmatize abortion by allowing women to share their experiences online without shame or regret.
Dr. Ana Maria Zavala, Dr. Jose Luis Delgado, and the Centro de Atención Integral a la Pareja (Mexico)CIPA – Centro de Atención Integral a la Pareja is an organization that trains health professionals in high quality counseling and holistic medical services. These services are offered to women with unwanted pregnancies or are making reproductive and sexual decisions in vulnerable communities.
- Beatriz Pacheco- HIV/STD Awareness/Prevention Speaker (Brazil)
Beatriz Pacheco is a lawyer from Brazil living with HIV. Upon diagnosis in 1997, her late husband encouraged her to share her story and educate various audiences on HIV and STD prevention while promoting DKT Brazil’s contraceptive products through her inspiring and informative lectures and speeches.