Daisy Magaña, 2009 Fellow from Belize, was in Washington, DC on April 22 as part of a Sierra Club Population and Environment Tour where she delivered a key message to policy makers and advocates: please keep funding family planning and environmental programs around the world. In a meeting at the State Department, Magaña, who comes from the Corozal region, spoke passionately about the needs of young people in her country, including the need for accurate sexual and reproductive health information. “What we see in Belize is a lack of sexuality education,” she said. “If we want to reduce the number of illegal abortions in Belize, we need to have a better way to get good information to teenagers.” Read the full story here
- Bonifacia Cocom TambrizBony was working at the K’ak’a Naój Association for Women's Development promoting women's integral development in the Department of Sololá when she became a Fellow. This young indigenous leader has had different roles defending women, including teaching adult literacy, as an election monitor in pub...