Gabriela García Lucas

Gabriela is originally from Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. She was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 22 years old. After succesfully completing the full GOJoven training under GOJoven Guatemala in their 2017-2018 cohort of young leaders, along with implementation of her Leadership Action Plan, she graduated from the program in 2018. She currently resides in Antigua Guatemala, where she hopes to continue applying her leadership skills to advance young people’s sexual and reproductive health in her community.

Veronica Maria Chali Calicio

Originally from the Department of Guatemala, Veronica is a young woman who was selected as a GOJoven fellow when she was 19 years old. Veronica is a graduate of a diversified level of Bachelor’s in Computing with Orientation
Commercial and Accounting. Veronica has volunteered as a facilitator addressing topic such as: self-esteem, leadership, family planning, in educational center of her community.

Veronica is a very active young woman, she enjoys working in a team in effort to to empower youth for SHRR. In the future, she aspires to influence adolescents to create a friendly space to educate and empower them on the subject of sexual rights and contraceptive methods.

Gerson Bryon Toc Ajpuac

Gerson is originally from Solola, currently lives in the capital city, and was selected as a fellow of the Department of Guatemala. Gerson was selected as a GOJoven fellow when he was 19 years old and has graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science and Letters. The most relevant professional experience of Gerson were; be chairman of the department committee of the association of the ex-scholars of the state, teacher, and English project coordinator in Solola. Gerson gained experience in Sexual and Reproductive Rights during the implementation and of the Action Plan that was developed for GOJovenGuatemala.

The contribution Gerson will make to the Defense of the Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights is to instill his idea of ​​creating an organization that empowers the youth of his community with topics of sexual health and reproductive rights. Gerson is a young capable leader, student, and is confident in himself to achieve any goal regardless of the difficulties and, above all, is respectful of the expectation and leadership of others.

Jaqueline Luz Margarita Urizar Arenales

Jacqueline is originally from Chimaltenango and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 17 years old. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences and Arts with an emphasis in Physical Education at ENEF Sacatepéquez, and also studied the first semester  in teaching staff in secondary and technical education in Educational Administration at the USAC. In the past. she was a volunteer at Teletón in organized community groups, such as OSAR Juvenil, and acted as facilitator and volunteer in training processes with children and young people on Sexual and Reproductive Rights. She has been certified as a facilitator for Integral Education in Sexuality at the national level and through participation in programs like Campamento Juventudes Ya, OSAR Juvenil, MENEIS, and GOJoven Guatemala, as a young promoter for access to contraceptive methods. Her goal is to be a professional psychologist who, through the knowledge acquired in the GOJoven training process and her future professional career, reaches the areas most in need of information and empowers girls, as well as serve as a departmental or national reference that works dynamically with youth.

Emelin Floresmilda Escobar Chioc

Emelin is originally from Yepocapa, Chimaltenango and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 17 years old. She is currently studying and working. Her first training experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights was when she started with GOJoven. At the time, she assumed that she was an adult because of her life dynamics, but through this program she comprehensively learned about her health and rights as a young person. She aims to continue with her academic training to become a journalist who writes about all the violence that girls experience, because in her community the school does not give them information about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Evelyn Yessenia Texaj Pérez

Evelyn is originally from Chimaltenango and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 23 years old. She is a graduate of the Clerk’s Office and has received diplomas in collective communication and from the GOJoven fellowship program in 2017-2018. Evelyn has experience working in communities with children, adolescents and youth on the themes of Sexual Rights and Rights, Reproductive Health, advocacy, self-esteem and contraceptive methods. Evelyn will continue giving talks and workshops on sexual and reproductive health and rights, as she aims to work in the municipality of her department in the youth office to create a friendly space for youth. She recognizes that the training she has received through GOJoven has helped her to be a more critical and assertive person with her opinions.


Silvia Jhuliza Grajeda Pineda

Silvia is originally from Iztapa, Escuintla and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 22 years old. She has a degree in Pedagogy and Human Rights and is a teacher in primary, basic and diversified education in Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights. Silvia has experience working with colleagues from the university, in the local community, and with the implementation of the action plan. Her best experience was with the GOJoven and EIS training on the theme of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She wants to support the GOJoven team in the struggle to defend sexual rights, and her goal is to support adolescents in the community to prevent pregnancies and human trafficking.

Carmen Francela Loyes Quevedo

Carmen is originally from Iztapa, Escuintla and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 22 years old. She is a teacher of Intercultural Infant Education and also studies at the University of San de Guatemala. She is in her 5th semester of studies in education. Carmen has experience as a teacher and works with girls, and young people on the subjects of self-esteem, leadership, human rights and civic participation. Carmen’s goal is to build a space for discussion with all girls about sexual rights as human rights, in order to eradicate sexual and intra-familial violence. Post-GOJoven fellowship, she is committed to replicating what she has learned and informing others in the community.

Andrea Abigayl Lopez Rivera

Andrea is originally from Escuintla and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 17 years old. She is a student working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Letters and Sciences at the Madre Tierra School. The GOJoven fellowship program has allowed Andrea to strengthen other adolescents through the implementation of the leadership action plan. Her goal is to be a role model in the defense of the DDSSRR, and to eradicate the sexual violence that girls experience in Guatemala. She also aspires to be a leader that directs a group of adolescents who recognize that they have autonomy and can make decisions free of coercion.

Cristian Alessandro Roldán Lanfray

Cristian is originally from Palín Escuintal and was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when he was 17 years old. He is an undergraduate student taking an English course at CALUSAC. Beginning in 2017, he began to show interest in the topic of Sexual Health, specifically in HIV and now volunteers for a Spanish foundation that focuses on this area. This scholarship has brought him much knowledge, including empowerment on social injustice and visibility of the youth population. GOJoven Guatemala provided him another opportunity to promote and provide contraceptive methods and counseling for Sexual Health and Reproductive Health. Recently, In 2018, Cristian participated in a call in Lima, Peru, and received training in the political advocacy process for the defense of sexual rights and reproductive rights, as well as participation in the Third Meeting on Population.