Honduras 2006

Gabriela Flores Rodríguez

GabrielaGabriela Flores Rodríguez was selected to be a GOJoven Fellow when she was 22 and was part of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative – AIR in 2009. She has served as Technical Secretariat for the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (REDLAC), where she took charge of the network’s communication strategy and IT management. Additionally, she founded the Young Women’s Association “Being a woman” (Ser Mujer) in Honduras.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM) and has worked as an advisor to the Secretary of Education where she developed an information system for the educational system. Gabriela is a lesbian feminist who participates in many forms of political advocacy, training, research and promotion of Women’s Human Rights and LGBT Rights.

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Luís Joel Rivera Perdomo

Fellow's photoLuís Joel Rivera Perdomo, selected as a GOJoven Fellow at age 22, has extensive experience in popular theatre.  As an actor and theatre workshop teacher, Luis has worked with the Tegucigalpa Theatre Workshop Association and the Cultural Association RIMAS, an organization that executes projects focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS.  Having toured throughout Honduras, the focus of his work has been on promoting popular theatre methodologies in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and giving voice to people living with HIV/AIDS.  He has worked with Garifuna communities on developing popular theatre productions and providing theatre training.

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Licda Nory Álvarez Betancourth,

Fellow's photoLicda Nory Álvarez Betancourth, 25 years old when accepted as a GOJoven Fellow, was born into a large family of ten in a poor neighborhood inTegucigalpa.  Licda is passionate about social justice issues, especially in her work with youth from marginalized communities.  Licda graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras as a certified public accountant.  Her professional experience includes working as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice-Minister and Director of the National Agrarian Institute and serving as board member of the National Council of the Youth Population (CONJUPH), an affiliate organization of the General Confederation of Workers, where she has worked with at-risk youth and youth workers. She has facilitated HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns and workshops, as well as projects with blind youth.

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