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GOJoven Highlighted in Groundbreaking New Report on Youth Leadership Development: “Young People Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health: Toward a New Normal” GOJoven Highlighted in Groundbreaking New Report on Youth Leadership Development: “Young People Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health: Toward a New Normal”

GOJoven International was featured in a brand new research study published in 2018, called “Young People Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health: Toward a New Normal.” The study was commissioned by several leading Foundations working in global health and international development and … Continue reading

Celebrating the Spanish-language Launch of Hesperian’s New Training Guide “Health Actions for Women” Celebrating the Spanish-language Launch of Hesperian’s New Training Guide “Health Actions for Women”

On August 23rd, 2018, GOJoven International partnered with Hesperian Health Guides to co-host the Bay Area launch of the Spanish edition of “Health Actions for Women” (Guia Practica para promover la salud de las mujeres) at the PHI headquarters in … Continue reading

GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Fellow Joseline Velásquez Morales Recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018 GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Fellow Joseline Velásquez Morales Recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018

At GOJoven International we are thrilled to announce that the GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Association graduated fellow and colleague, Joseline Velásquez Morales, was recently recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018 for her work with the Association! As BBC … Continue reading

GOJoven Voices: Alessandro Roldán, Representing Guatemalan Youth in the Regional Conference on Population and Development GOJoven Voices: Alessandro Roldán, Representing Guatemalan Youth in the Regional Conference on Population and Development

Alessandro Roldán, one of our Fellows from GOJoven Guatemala, recently traveled to Lima, Peru, for the Third Session of the Regional Conference on Population Development (CPD) in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to attending the high-level CPD meeting, … Continue reading

GOJoven Joins the Third Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean GOJoven Joins the Third Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Current GOJoven Fellows, staff, volunteers, and active alumni from GOJoven Guatemala, GOJoven Mexico, and GOJoven Honduras attended the Third Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development (CPD) in Latin America and the Caribbean held from August 7-9, 2018 … Continue reading

GoFundMe Campaign for GOJoven Fellow’s Memorial Service GoFundMe Campaign for GOJoven Fellow’s Memorial Service

We at GOJoven are sad to share the news of the death of our treasured alumni fellow, colleague, and friend Octaciano (Chano) Banegas Galeas. Chano passed away on June 30, 2018 in Texas, as he journeyed from Honduras in search of … Continue reading

Ivonne Miranda: Proof that being a Garífuna woman means being a leader Ivonne Miranda: Proof that being a Garífuna woman means being a leader

By Dunia Orellana, Journalist and GOJoven Alumnae, GOJoven Honduras March 2018 – National Women’s History Month Continuous thirteen-hour trips on dirt and gravel roads; discrimination; years of difficult academic studies far from the community where she was born. These were some … Continue reading

Announcement of Octaciano Banegas’ Death Announcement of Octaciano Banegas’ Death

July 9, 2018 – Honduras Here at GOJoven International we are profoundly sad to learn of the tragic death of our dear colleague and GOJoven Alumni Fellow, Octaciano (Chano) Banegas Galeas. Chano passed away on June 30, 2018, during the treacherous … Continue reading

GOJoven Mexico reinforces its leadership skills with a Training of Trainers (TOT) in the GOJoven Model GOJoven Mexico reinforces its leadership skills with a Training of Trainers (TOT) in the GOJoven Model

March 2018 —Playa del Carmen, México A group of fourteen leaders and trainers of GOJoven México (México y Caribe Jovenes A.C.) met on March 18 and 19 in the city of Playa del Carmen to reinforce their training skills in … Continue reading

Griselda Martínez, the leader defending women’s rights in La Mosquitia, Honduras Griselda Martínez, the leader defending women’s rights in La Mosquitia, Honduras

By Dunia Orellana, Journalist and GOJoven Alumnae, GOJoven Honduras March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day Puerto Lempira, La Mosquitia, Honduras. In Honduras, we seldom hear about the work of indigenous women who struggle daily for the most vulnerable people … Continue reading

GOJoven awarded for new collaborative innovation project for preventing dating violence in Honduras GOJoven awarded for new collaborative innovation project for preventing dating violence in Honduras

April 2018 Under the auspices of the World Bank and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), Jinna Rosales as Executive Director of GOJoven Honduras and Bhupendra Sheoran as Executive Director of Youth+Tech+Health (YTH) attended the “Development Marketplace for Innovation on … Continue reading

GOBelize Updates – January 2018 GOBelize Updates – January 2018

GOBelize is pleased to share their News Bulletin highlighting their activities through January 2018.  We appreciate your continued support for and collaboration with GOBelize! Click image below to access full newsletter.

New Poster: Scaling-up GOJoven to Improve ASRH New Poster: Scaling-up GOJoven to Improve ASRH

November, 2017 GOJoven International Director, Esther Tahrir, presented a new poster about the scale-up of GOJoven’s unique model of youth leadership development at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), held on November 4-8, in Atlanta, … Continue reading

GOJoven’s Ivonne Miranda Chosen as Family Planning Leader for 120 Under 40 Award GOJoven’s Ivonne Miranda Chosen as Family Planning Leader for 120 Under 40 Award

September 26, 2017—World Contraception Day Ivonne Miranda, M.A. in Psychology, alumna of GOJoven International and Co-founder and Trainer at the GOJoven Honduras Association since 2014, was selected for the 120 Under 40 Award: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, an … Continue reading

GOJoven deeply mourns death of fellow, Luis Joel Rivera GOJoven deeply mourns death of fellow, Luis Joel Rivera

July 13, 2017 GOJoven International deeply mourns the death of one of its alumni Fellows, Luis Joel Rivera Perdomo, who was also a member of Asociación GOJoven Honduras since it was created in 2013.  Luis was murdered the night of July … Continue reading

GOJoven and Global Health Leaders selected as runners-up in YTHLive Design Challenge GOJoven and Global Health Leaders selected as runners-up in YTHLive Design Challenge

May 12, 2017 Every year, Youth Tech Health (YTH) hosts YTHLive, a convening of professionals in youth advocacy, health, and technology in San Francisco, California. This year, Susanna Moore, Project Manager for GOJoven International, and Olivia LaFond, Administrative Coordinator for … Continue reading

New GOJoven Network launched to redouble efforts to promote comprehensive youth development in the Americas New GOJoven Network launched to redouble efforts to promote comprehensive youth development in the Americas

“With the creation of the new GOJoven Network, GOJoven takes another step forward in its history and seeks to strengthen its actions via regional and international collaboration.” -Ricardo Baruch, Activist and scientist Belize City, April 2017— Leaders from the GOJoven Guatemala, GOJoven … Continue reading

GOJoven Women Leaders: Bold for Change in 2017 GOJoven Women Leaders: Bold for Change in 2017

March 8th, 2017 GOJoven International, based at the Public Health Institute in the U.S., trained over 200 young people as leaders in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) between 2004 and 2012. Since then, the GOJoven alumni … Continue reading

GOBelize Updates – April 2016 GOBelize Updates – April 2016

GOBelize is pleased to share their News Bulletin highlighting their activities through April 2016.  We appreciate your continued support for and collaboration with GOBelize! Click image below to access full newsletter.  

GOJoven visits Colombia: Sharing Innovative Strategies at National Forum on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention GOJoven visits Colombia: Sharing Innovative Strategies at National Forum on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

By Susanna Moore. October 6, 2016. GOJoven International, PHI’s flagship adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) program, was specially invited by the Colombian Ministry of Health to present its award winning GOJoven Model and outcomes at the IV … Continue reading

GOJoven highlighted at the First Latin American and Caribbean Conference to Reduce SRH Inequities GOJoven highlighted at the First Latin American and Caribbean Conference to Reduce SRH Inequities

September 7th, 2016 — Cartagena de Indias, Colombia By Ivonne Miranda and Eva Burgos Twenty-two countries gathered at the I Latin America and Caribbean Conference to Reduce Inequities in Sexual and Reproductive Health, held September 6th-8th, 2016, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. … Continue reading

GOJoven: Outstanding Youth Leadership Model GOJoven: Outstanding Youth Leadership Model

In 2015, GOJoven was selected as a Model Youth Leadership Program through a global survey coordinated by the Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) project, run by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with the support of USAID. GOJoven was one of four youth … Continue reading

New Video! GOJoven International 10 Years New Video! GOJoven International 10 Years

April 2016 GOJoven International releases its new bilingual Spanish-English video illustrating the power of youth leadership development as a tool for improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of youth and adolescents. Through the video viewers learn that in … Continue reading

GOJoven Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Youth Leadership Symposium & Fiesta GOJoven Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Youth Leadership Symposium & Fiesta

April 2016 GOJoven International celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Symposium and Anniversary Fiesta on March 29, 2016 at the Washington Inn Hotel in Oakland, California. Over the past decade GOJOven … Continue reading

GOJoven International Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration & Youth Leadership Symposium GOJoven International Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration & Youth Leadership Symposium

We hope to see you at one or both events! Please RSVP here. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Washington Inn Hotel, 495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607 2:30-5:30: Symposium:  Innovations in Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Come hear local … Continue reading

GOBelize Updates – November 2015 GOBelize Updates – November 2015

GOBelize is pleased to share their quarterly Bulletin highlighting their activities through 30 November 2015. We appreciate your continued support for and collaboration with GOBelize!        

GOJoven Celebrates International Youth Day 2015 GOJoven Celebrates International Youth Day 2015

Youth Civic Engagement, the theme of this year’s International Youth Day celebrated on August 12, 2015, embodies the mission and goals of PHI’s GOJoven International. In recognition of this important date, our young student intern Lisa Lieberman produced a short … Continue reading

GOJoven: Bringing youth voices to CSW59 GOJoven: Bringing youth voices to CSW59

March 27 2015— The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 9th-20th, focused on the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on … Continue reading

GOJoven attends DAIA and USAID Regional Meeting GOJoven attends DAIA and USAID Regional Meeting

June 22, 2015 The Regional Meeting: “Strengthening Alliances to Increase the Availability of Contraceptive Services and Supplies for Adolescents and Youth” took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from May 13 to 15 2015. The meeting was organized by the … Continue reading

GOJoven Honduras Uses Community Theater to Prevent Gender-based Violence GOJoven Honduras Uses Community Theater to Prevent Gender-based Violence

Tegucigalpa, Honduras Following a series of trainings on violence and sexual and reproductive health, fifteen Honduran women represented seven short plays focusing on violence prevention and sexual and reproductive health for an audience of over 500 people. These activities were … Continue reading

GOJoven Honduras and GOBelize receive CAMY Funds GOJoven Honduras and GOBelize receive CAMY Funds

By Dunia Orellana, GOJoven Honduras December 11, 2014 – Mexico City, Mexico.  More than 50 regional organizations and leaders participated in the 2014 Central America Donors Forum held in Mexico City on December 2nd and 3rd, organized by the Seattle International … Continue reading

GOJoven Attends the UN General Assembly Special Session on ICPD+20 GOJoven Attends the UN General Assembly Special Session on ICPD+20

September 23, 2014 Yesterday, Monday September 22nd, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Special Session about ICPD beyond 2014 was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. And GOJoven was there! The International Conference on Population and Development … Continue reading

by Lisa Lieberman Inspired by Five Billion Day back in 1987, around the time world population reached five billion, World Population Day (WPD) has been shedding light on global population trends and issues every July 11th since 1989. This year’s … Continue reading

Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Environment Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Environment

“Human life and the natural world are inseparable.” –Saul Pauu Maaz, GOJoven Fellow and indigenous Q’eqchi’ Mayan leader, author of “The Earth is Not Ours, We Merely Borrow it From Our Children: Lessons from the Maya Q’eqchi” If human life … Continue reading

This year, Public Health Institute turns 50! This year, Public Health Institute turns 50!

For half a century Public Health Institute (PHI) has been dedicated to improving the health, well-being and quality of life for people around the world. Throughout 2014 we will be sharing PHI’s numerous accomplishments to improve the public’s health in … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows Advocate for Youth SRHR at CDP47 GOJoven Fellows Advocate for Youth SRHR at CDP47

From April 2 to 11, 2014 three GOJoven Fellows advocated for the inclusion of youth and sexual and reproductive rights in policy and programming at the United Nation’s 47th Commission on Population and Development (CPD47) held at the UN headquarters … Continue reading

Let’s Destigmatize Teen Motherhood This Mothers’ Day Let’s Destigmatize Teen Motherhood This Mothers’ Day

This month, billions of people across the US and in Latin America congratulate and celebrate mothers and motherhood. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes and have unique experiences and stories to tell. Think of your mother and all the … Continue reading

Outcome Document from the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development Outcome Document from the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

From April 7 to 11, 2014, the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. Attendees focused on assessing the progress made in implementing the Programme of Action of the International … Continue reading

Goal! Soccer Captains and HIV Prevention in Belize Goal! Soccer Captains and HIV Prevention in Belize

“Sport can play a strategic role in transferring life skills and communicating useful and encouraging messages on important issues, thus driving social change.”  – Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace On United Nations … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows to Advocate for the Protection of Young Women’s Health and Rights at the United Nations GOJoven Fellows to Advocate for the Protection of Young Women’s Health and Rights at the United Nations

GOJoven Fellows Ingrid Galvez of GOJoven Guatemala, Wendy Aguilar of GOJoven Honduras and Nancy Leiva of GOBelize have been sponsored to travel to New York on April 2nd to participate in the International Women’s Health Coalition’s (IWHC) advocacy workshop, and … Continue reading

Meet Gladys: Leader, friend, and GOJoven fellow Meet Gladys: Leader, friend, and GOJoven fellow

On United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we would like to introduce you to Gladys. Today, Gladys can look in the mirror and feel proud of what she sees. For years this wasn’t the case. Growing up, … Continue reading

Errol Longsworth Represents GOJoven and GOBelize at the 2014 NCD Child Conference Errol Longsworth Represents GOJoven and GOBelize at the 2014 NCD Child Conference

Errol Longsworth, an active member of the GOJoven Belize Alumni Association (GOBelize) and graduate of the Public Health Institute’s Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (GOJoven), travels to Trinidad on March 19th to attend the 2014 NCD Child … Continue reading

GOJoven at the 2014 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women GOJoven at the 2014 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

On International Women’s Day, GOJoven is thrilled to be on our way to New York to be part of the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)! CSW58 brings together member states, UN entities, … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows Lead Trainings for Radio Announcers in Mexico GOJoven Fellows Lead Trainings for Radio Announcers in Mexico

Radio has the power to disseminate information to even the remotest locales, making it an excellent medium for providing young people the information they need to understand and protect their sexual and reproductive health. Just this month, fellows of GOJoven, … Continue reading

Meet Jacinta Meet Jacinta

Business development specialist, indigenous woman, and GOJoven fellow. In honor of United Nations World Day of Social Justice, a day dedicated to eradicating poverty and promoting gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all, we want to … Continue reading

GOJoven Honduras Launches a Youth Training Initiative to Eradicate Poverty, Violence, and Discrimination GOJoven Honduras Launches a Youth Training Initiative to Eradicate Poverty, Violence, and Discrimination

One of the eight priorities that make up the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development states that children and adolescents should be guaranteed the opportunity to live their lives free of poverty, violence and any form of discrimination. This is … Continue reading

GOJoven Mexico Participates in the Launch of the Network for SRH GOJoven Mexico Participates in the Launch of the Network for SRH

Fellows from GOJoven Mexico were among 700 youth who participated in the public launch of the network for sexual and reproductive health for young people in Quintana Roo. The launch coincided with the kickoff of the National Week of Adolescent … Continue reading

A Fellow’s Experience: Consultation to Reduce Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean A Fellow’s Experience: Consultation to Reduce Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean

by Elmer Cornejo In December, I had the opportunity to travel to Trinidad and Tobago together with Stephen Diaz of the GOJoven Belize Alumni Association and Amber Pitts of the Department of Youth Service to participate in the High Level Consultation to … Continue reading

GOJoven Honduras Launches a Project to Prevent HIV in Youth GOJoven Honduras Launches a Project to Prevent HIV in Youth

Starting in January 2014, GOJoven Honduras and local youth association AJEM will partner to reduce the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) among youth who have sex with same-sex partners, including transexual, transgender, transvestite and bisexual. This yearlong … Continue reading

GOJoven Guatemala Announces New Leadership GOJoven Guatemala Announces New Leadership

On December 4 and 5, GOJoven Guatemala held their Asamblea Nacional (annual meeting in English) in the city of Livingston on the Caribbean Coast of Guatemala. The two-day meeting brought together close to 20 fellows of the GOJoven program in … Continue reading

GOJoven Belize Alumni Association Builds New Youth Leadership in Belize GOJoven Belize Alumni Association Builds New Youth Leadership in Belize

On November 29th, eleven new youth leaders graduated from the year-long GOBelize leadership development program in sexual and reproductive health. Thanks to this newest graduating cohort, local youth in Belize now know where to go to access sexual and reproductive … Continue reading

GOJoven Mexico Holds Annual Meeting in Quintana Roo GOJoven Mexico Holds Annual Meeting in Quintana Roo

From November 23-25, GOJoven Mexico held their annual meeting in the city of Chetumal Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. The three-day meeting brought GOJoven Mexico one step closer to realizing their goal of becoming an official non-governmental organization (NGO) in … Continue reading

Fellows of GOJoven Honduras Lead a Campaign to End Violence Against Women Fellows of GOJoven Honduras Lead a Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Public transportation users and bus drivers on the Colonia Campo Cielo route in Tegucigalpa, Honduras are getting a message – violence against women is unacceptable and needs to stop. The message is being spread through trainings and installations on local … Continue reading

We’re one of more than 7,000+ partner organizations participating in #GivingTuesday! We’re one of more than 7,000+ partner organizations participating in #GivingTuesday!

GOJoven is dedicated to improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights programs, policies, and outcomes in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Quintana Roo, Mexico by developing the next generation of young leaders in the Mesoamerican region. On #GivingTuesday, a day … Continue reading

Making the Connection: Reproductive Health and Environmental Protection Making the Connection: Reproductive Health and Environmental Protection

With international leaders currently gathered at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland to negotiate and develop policies and procedures to address climate change, it seemed the perfect time to explore the connection between the … Continue reading

GOJoven ROY Team Engages New Leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health GOJoven ROY Team Engages New Leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health

The GOJoven Reaching Out to Youth (ROY) team recently added nine new volunteers to their team of youth dedicated to working in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in Belize. Members of the GOJoven Reaching Our Youth (ROY) Dangriga 2012 Team … Continue reading

Reaching Rural and Out-of-School Youth with Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Reaching Rural and Out-of-School Youth with Sexual and Reproductive Health Education

During a short visit to Public Health Institute’s office in Oakland today, Eva Burgos, General Coordinator for GOBelize and a GOJoven fellow from 2004, shared how GOBelize has reached 1,200 rural, out-of-school youth in Belize with HIV prevention training. According … Continue reading

GOJoven at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting GOJoven at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting

GOJoven Director, Esther Tahrir and GOBelize General Coordinator, Eva Burgos, recently represented GOJoven at this year’s American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA. APHA’s Annual Meeting is the largest public health gathering in the … Continue reading

Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

According to The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) 2013 State of the World Population report, 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth every day. Of these births, 95 per cent occur among adolescents in developing countries. Annually, an … Continue reading

GOJoven Attends the First “One Million Youth for Mexico” Summit GOJoven Attends the First “One Million Youth for Mexico” Summit

  Young leaders from all over Mexico, including GOJoven Mexico’s National Coordinator Sandybel Robaldino, gathered on October 25 and 26 to attend the first ever “One Million Youth for Mexico” Summit at the congress center in the city of Querétaro, … Continue reading

GOJoven Participates in the 2013 Central American Donors Forum GOJoven Participates in the 2013 Central American Donors Forum

Last Friday, Josie Ramos, Program Manager of GOJoven and Gabriela Flores, Executive Director of GOJoven Honduras, joined leaders from business, philanthropy, government and civil society at the 2013 Central American Donors Forum held at the Inter-American Development Bank headquarters in … Continue reading

GOJoven Belize Completes a 4-Day Advocacy Training GOJoven Belize Completes a 4-Day Advocacy Training

From October 18-21, 2013, more than a dozen youth leaders gathered at the Banana Bank Lodge in Belmopan, Belize, to learn, brainstorm and ultimately develop an advocacy plan to promote and protect sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) in Belize. Over … Continue reading

Happy 68th Birthday, United Nations! Happy 68th Birthday, United Nations!

Today is United Nations Day! Today marks the 68th Anniversary of the ratification of the UN Charter. In celebration of UN Day, we felt it important to reflect on the United Nations as an international organization committed to maintaining international peace … Continue reading

GOJoven Honduras Plans to Form an NGO GOJoven Honduras Plans to Form an NGO

GOJoven Fellows in Honduras announced today that they plan to form their own NGO in the coming year. This exciting news came on the heels of the annual meeting of GOJoven Honduras Fellows, held last week from September 26 to … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows organize First National Youth Conference for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Guatemala City GOJoven Fellows organize First National Youth Conference for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Guatemala City

Yesterday the City of Guatemala hosted the First National Youth Conference for Sexual and Reproductive Health. Approximately  175 youth and over 25 different civil organizations in Guatemala met at the Holiday Inn of Zone 10, in the City of Guatemala, … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellow Elmer Cornejo has been selected to attend the Iberoamerican Conference 2013 in Panama GOJoven Fellow Elmer Cornejo has been selected to attend the Iberoamerican Conference 2013 in Panama

Elmer Cornejo (Belize, 2009) has been invited to participate in the Iberoamerican Conference 2013 in Panama (Vanguardia Iberoaméricana 2013 Panamá “Iberoámerica: Alianza para nuevos paradigmas”) this October 13th-16th. The conference recruits youth, community leaders, college students, and representatives of social and civic organizations that … Continue reading

General Assembly of REDLAC in Quito, Ecuador General Assembly of REDLAC in Quito, Ecuador

by Gabriela Flores, GOJoven graduate The Sixth General Assembly of Latin American and Caribbean Youth for Sexual and Reproductive Rights- REDLAC– took place in Quito, Ecuador from September 5th to the 8th, 2013. REDLAC is a regional collective of autonomous … Continue reading

The First Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean The First Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Five GOJoven fellows attended the First Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, this August 12-15, 2013. The conference was organized by the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the … Continue reading

Montevideo Consensus Montevideo Consensus

The following Consensus was written by representatives of countries participating in the first session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from August 12-15, 2013. The central topic of this first … Continue reading

GOJoven Joins the Cancun Community in Support of Sexual Diversity GOJoven Joins the Cancun Community in Support of Sexual Diversity

On Saturday, July 13th, 2013, a group of eleven GOJoven Mexico Fellows, accompanied by trainer Ricardo Baruch and GOJoven Director Esther Tahrir, marched alongside the LGBT community in the 10th “Gay Pride” parade. The Fellows started the march with more … Continue reading

GOJoven Honduras Fellows Train Young Leaders GOJoven Honduras Fellows Train Young Leaders

GOJoven Honduras fellows recently trained young leaders under the age of 24 in political advocacy. On July 18, 2013, the daily news magazine La Tribuna reported on the training process developed by the Advocacy Coalition for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive … Continue reading

GOBelize Bulletin for July 2013 GOBelize Bulletin for July 2013

GOJoven Belize has released the second issue of their bulletin. Click to download the July 2013 GOJoven Bulletin and stay up to date with news and events from our GOJoven Belize family!

GOBelize Bulletin for April 2013 GOBelize Bulletin for April 2013

Please enjoy reading the GOBelize News Bulletin! Subscribe to the bulletin (instructions on page 4) to keep up to date with events, announcements, and important achievements from the GOBelize Alumni Association. Click to download the April 2013 GOBelize bulletin (PDF).    

GOJoven Seeks Media Intern GOJoven Seeks Media Intern

GOJoven seeks a media intern to assist with our communications strategy. Click here to apply for the job on PHI’s website. A brief description of the position: Assist an innovative, dynamic multi-country Spanish and English language youth leadership development program … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows attend the 2013 Women Deliver Conference GOJoven Fellows attend the 2013 Women Deliver Conference

In late May, 2013, three GOJoven Fellows attended the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on full competitive scholarships furnished by Women Deliver.  The conference brought together advocates from around the world to call for action to improve the health and … Continue reading

GOJoven Guatemala contributes to the Guatemalan ICPD Progress Report GOJoven Guatemala contributes to the Guatemalan ICPD Progress Report

The Ministry of Social Development in Guatemala has published the “National Report on the World Survey Regarding the Progress on the Programme of Action for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).” GOJoven Guatemala participated in the survey that … Continue reading

GOJoven Meets with IPPF and GYCA in New York GOJoven Meets with IPPF and GYCA in New York

In June, 2013, GOJoven Program Assistant Marian Alonso met with staff from International Planned Parenthood Federation / Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), at IPPF/WHR’s home offices in New York City to learn about their programs and share information about GOJoven’s latest … Continue reading

Two Fellows Win Grants from Ashoka-Avancemos and MTV Latin America Two Fellows Win Grants from Ashoka-Avancemos and MTV Latin America

Congratulations to Luis José Correa and Areli Sanchez (both from the 2011 Quintana Roo team) whose projects were selected by Ashoka-Avancemos and MTV Latinoamérica for the campaign Jóvenes Agentes de Cambio: Toma la Iniciativa frente al VIH/SIDA (Youth Changemakers: Taking Initiative … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows Gain Audience with Honduran President, Push for Policies to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Violence Against Women GOJoven Fellows Gain Audience with Honduran President, Push for Policies to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Violence Against Women

This post originally appeared as a PHI Blog entry here. Adolescents in Honduras face serious challenges obtaining comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Almost 40% of girls are married by 18 and the birth rate among girls 15-19 … Continue reading

PHI Heads to Women Deliver Conference PHI Heads to Women Deliver Conference

On May 28-30, the Public Health Institute (PHI) will head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to join thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, non-profit representatives, and corporate leaders, at this year’s Women Deliver conference, which … Continue reading

Red Space (Mexico 2011 LAP) in the news! Red Space (Mexico 2011 LAP) in the news!

Congratulations Mexico 2011 team, for the various mentions in the Diario Respuesta news magazine about their Leadership Action Plan, Red Space. GOJoven Fellow Sandybel Robaldino said of the project: “in Red Space we analyzed current conditions, and the central problem … Continue reading

Yamileth Caceres attends Puntos de Encuentro Youth Camp Yamileth Caceres attends Puntos de Encuentro Youth Camp

Yamileth Cáceres (Honduras 2012 Fellow) represented GOJoven at the Central American Youth Camp, “Making Alliances in Diversity,” implemented by Puntos de Encuentro, in Estelí, Nicaragua from January 20 to 31, 2013. The main objective of the camp was to create a space … Continue reading

Second National Meeting of 2012 in Guatemala Second National Meeting of 2012 in Guatemala

The Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program of the Public Health Institute held the third in a series of national meetings (the second of this year)  in Guatemala from September 21 to 23, 2012, and a press conference … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellow Writes TV Spots for the Centaur Cable Network in Belize GOJoven Fellow Writes TV Spots for the Centaur Cable Network in Belize

In December, 2012, GOJoven Fellow Elmer Cornejo (Belize 2009) wrote a series of TV spots for the Centaur Cable Network in Belize on a variety of Sexual and Reproductive Health Topics, including the recent ICPD Global Youth Forum in Bali, … Continue reading

Second National Meeting of 2012 in Honduras Second National Meeting of 2012 in Honduras

The Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (GOJoven) of the Public Health Institute held the second national meeting of 2012 from October 5-7 in Comayagua,Honduras. All of the GOJoven graduates from 2004-2012 were invited, with the 2012 team … Continue reading

Women’s Rights Advocate speaks at the Public Health Institute Women’s Rights Advocate speaks at the Public Health Institute

Danessa Luna, the founder of Asociación Generando in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, shared her work on empowering and teaching adolescent girls to defend their human rights with the  Public Health Institute (PHI). Danessa’s NGO provides comprehensive services to women who have experienced … Continue reading

Participate in Global Youth Forum as a Virtual Delegate Participate in Global Youth Forum as a Virtual Delegate

GOJoven Alumni Fellows Gabriela Flores (Honduras 2006) and Nancy Levia (Belize 2009), along with GOJoven staff Esther Tahrir and Denise Dunning, will be participating in the International Conference on Population and Development’s (ICPD) Global Youth Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Dec … Continue reading

Global Fund Sponsored UNDP Initiative to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Belize Global Fund Sponsored UNDP Initiative to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Belize

GOBelize collaborated with the Global Fund sponsored UNDP initiative to develop and implement a training of trainers (TOT) for 14 Youth for the Future (YFF) staff and 6 GOJoven Fellows.  The TOT focused on providing a targeted response to stop … Continue reading

GOJoven Regional Network/Global Youth Forum GOJoven Regional Network/Global Youth Forum

UNFPA invited Gabriela Flores (Honduras 2006) to facilitate an SRH-related breakout session at the International Conference on Population and Development’s (ICPD) Global Youth Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Dec 4-6 2012. The Forum will bring together over 900 delegates to agree … Continue reading

“Prevent through Education” Ministerial Declaration “Prevent through Education” Ministerial Declaration

GOJoven Fellows in Quintana Roo, Mexico have been participating actively in SEEDSSA’s advocacy for the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and youth to various local governmental leaders in order to ensure that the “Prevent through Education” Ministerial Declaration … Continue reading

Reproductive Health Observatories Network (OSAR) Reproductive Health Observatories Network (OSAR)

GOJoven became a member of the Reproductive Health Observatories Network (OSAR), a national network that monitors the implementation ofGuatemala’s Universal Law for Family Planning and Sexual Education and the associated improvement of reproductive health outcomes inGuatemala.   The upshot of membership … Continue reading

Cinthia Sagrario Interian Varguez (Mexico 2010) writes an article for World Contraception Day Cinthia Sagrario Interian Varguez (Mexico 2010) writes an article for World Contraception Day

As an attendee of the Women Deliver Latin America Consultation in Mexico City in June, 2012, Cinthia was invited to write a blog entry as part of a series, edited by Women Deliver and in partnership with Impatient Optimists, on youth perspectives to celebrate World … Continue reading

Second Mexico National Meeting of 2012 Second Mexico National Meeting of 2012

The Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (GOJoven) of the Public Health Institute held its second Mexico National Meeting of 2012 on September 8 and 9, 2012, at the Hotel City Express in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. … Continue reading

GOJoven Fellows Participate in Women Deliver GOJoven Fellows Participate in Women Deliver

Congratulations to Iris Reyes (Belize 2011), Errol Longsworth (Belize 2011), and Elmer Cornejo (Belize 2009) for being awarded full-scholarships to attend the Women Deliver Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 28-30, 2013. The conference will bring together over … Continue reading

GOJoven’s 2nd Digital Storytelling Workshop GOJoven’s 2nd Digital Storytelling Workshop

The second GOJoven Digital storytelling Workshop took place July 28 to 31 in San Ignacio, Belize. The Center for Digital Storytelling facilitated the four-day workshop with the assistance of two Alumni Fellows, Roberto Morales (Guatemala 2005) and Jacinta Chan Pech … Continue reading

First National Survey of the Lesbian, Gay and Transexual Community in Mexico First National Survey of the Lesbian, Gay and Transexual Community in Mexico

Marco Antonio Toh (México 2005), director of the Human Rights unit for the Attorney General of Quintana Roo, México, assisted in the coordination of the first national survey on discrimination against the lesbian, gay and transexual community. According to the … Continue reading

“Like” our new Facebook Page “Like” our new Facebook Page

GOJoven’s resource team has a new Facebook page. It will provide program updates and news; links to professional opportunities; photos and much more. This is a great way to stay in touch with the entire GOJoven family. Please check it … Continue reading

Lemuel Vega participates in COP 17 Climate Change Youth Advisory Board in Durban, South Africa Lemuel Vega participates in COP 17 Climate Change Youth Advisory Board in Durban, South Africa

Lemuel Vega (Mexico 2009) participated in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa as a member of Advocates for Youth’s (AFY) climate change youth advisory board.  As a board member, Lemuel blogged about his experience at the conference, this included interviews with delegates … Continue reading

Daisy Magaña presents at the International Family Planning Conference in Dakar, Senegal Daisy Magaña presents at the International Family Planning Conference in Dakar, Senegal

Daisy Magaña (Belize 2009) received a full scholarship from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to attend the International Family Planning Conference in Dakar, Senegal. While at the conference, Daisy participated in a panel discussion on the connection between … Continue reading

Wendy Aguilar’s Documentary Nominated in the XIV Icaro Film Festival Wendy Aguilar’s Documentary Nominated in the XIV Icaro Film Festival

Wendy Aguilar (Honduras 2007) participated in the XIV Icaro Film Festival, which took place in Guatemala City, November 24 to December 1, 2011. Wendy did the cinematography for the film “En mis Tacones” (In My Heels) which was nominated for … Continue reading

GOJoven Country Representative in Honduras visits the U.S. to share her experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights GOJoven Country Representative in Honduras visits the U.S. to share her experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights

We are excited to announce that Vanessa Siliezar, GOJoven’s Country Representative for Honduras, was awarded the Central American Women’s Leadership Fellowship (CAWL) 2011 through iLEAP, The Center for Critical Service. This inspiring young leader traveled to Seattle, Washington in September 2011 for three months … Continue reading

2006 Guatemala Fellow José Roberto Luna presents at Funders Network annual meeting in Santa Cruz, California 2006 Guatemala Fellow José Roberto Luna presents at Funders Network annual meeting in Santa Cruz, California

José Roberto Luna, a 2006 GOJoven graduate, traveled to Santa Cruz, California to present at the Funders Network on Population Reproductive Health and Rights annual meeting in November 2011.  José Roberto participated in a plenary session on youth leadership and engagement, … Continue reading

2010 Mexico Team opens youth friendly space in Jose Maria Morelos 2010 Mexico Team opens youth friendly space in Jose Maria Morelos

On September 16, 2011, the GOJoven 2010 Mexico Team, made up of Santos Fuentes, Carlos Estrella, Cinthia Interian, Gladys Puc, and Zuemy Beatriz Alvarado, made their Leadership Action Plan a reality with the opening of Kanantaba, a new youth friendly … Continue reading

GOJoven Belize’s English Program Launch GOJoven Belize’s English Program Launch

We’re excited to announce that GOJoven Belize’s English Program Launch was held on the 6th of September, from 10am to 12 noon.  Mr. Simeon Lopez, the Mayor of Belmopan, delivered a speech to over 200 attendees.  Those who participated included an … Continue reading

2006 Guatemala Fellow publishes online article 2006 Guatemala Fellow publishes online article

Saúl Paau Maaz, 2006 GOJoven alumni fellow from Guatemala, publishes an online article about reproductive health and environmental conservation from the perspective of the Maya Q’eqchi people.  This informative article was published on RH Reality Check.  Check it out!

Interview with Mexico 2011 fellow, Sandybel Robaldino Aguilar, and other Mexico GOJoven Fellows Interview with Mexico 2011 fellow, Sandybel Robaldino Aguilar, and other Mexico GOJoven Fellows

An interview with Sandybel Robaldino Aguilar was recently featured in an online article in the newspaper, Luces Del Siglo. This article featured her success as a director for the Comprehensive Mental Health Center, Cancún. Other Mexico GOJoven fellows and their … Continue reading

Online newspaper articles feature GOJoven Mexico 2009 Fellows Online newspaper articles feature GOJoven Mexico 2009 Fellows

GOJoven Mexico 2009 Fellows and their adolescent sexual and reproductive health campaign, “AGARRA LA ONDA…PROTÉGETE” (Get on board, Protect yourself), are featured in various local newspaper articles. These fellows are shown providing education to high school students in Quintana Roo … Continue reading

2009 Fellow from Belize advocates in Washington, DC 2009 Fellow from Belize advocates in Washington, DC

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 … Continue reading

First GOJoven delegation is interviewed about attending COP16 First GOJoven delegation is interviewed about attending COP16

In December 2010, GOJoven Fellows participated in the international climate change (COP16) conference for the first time, and were enthusiastic to take their ideas, knowledge, and experiences gained at the conference, and integrate them into their advocacy work. Read the interview

GOJoven Fellow interviewed on Amplify Your Voice during COP16 GOJoven Fellow interviewed on Amplify Your Voice during COP16

Lemuel Vega, a 2009 GOJoven Fellow, was interviewed on Advocates for Youth’s blog, Amplify Your Voice, afte presenting on a SRH and the environment panel. In his interview, Vega talks about the connections between these two issues. Read the full story … Continue reading

2008 Fellow and Mexico Country Representative is interviewed during COP16 in Cancun, Mexico 2008 Fellow and Mexico Country Representative is interviewed during COP16 in Cancun, Mexico

Karina de la Torre, 2008 Fellow and Mexican Country Representative, was interview by El Periódico while she participated as a GOJoven delegate at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico. She talked about the relationship between sexual and reproductive heath and the environment … Continue reading

GOJoven delegation participates in Conference of Youth and COP16 in Cancun, Mexico GOJoven delegation participates in Conference of Youth and COP16 in Cancun, Mexico

Five alumni Fellows participated as delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010. They joined over 6,000 delegates from around the world in discussing how to address global climate change. The weekend before … Continue reading

2005 Fellow provides much needed disaster relief in Guatemala 2005 Fellow provides much needed disaster relief in Guatemala

GOJoven collaborated with Asociación Tan’Uxil and Roberto Morales (2005 Guatemalan Fellow) to proved gender-based violence prevention and ASRH services to communities affected by tropical storm Agatha in Guatemala. The three month long project trained a total of 1,217 middle school … Continue reading

2006 Fellow Participates in Sierra Club’s October Environment Campus Tour in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania 2006 Fellow Participates in Sierra Club’s October Environment Campus Tour in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Saúl Paau Maaz, a 2006 Guatemalan Fellow, was a co-presenter during Sierra Club’s October Environment Campus Tour in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He presented on his work in SRH and the environment at several universities, community-based organizations and … Continue reading

2009’s GOJoven Fellows 2009’s GOJoven Fellows

BELIZE This year’s team from Belize hails from Corozal, the northernmost district of the country, where much of the population is Spanish-speaking. While Corozal Community College provides a local opportunity for higher education, many students opt to study in Mexico … Continue reading