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 video highlighting how its , called GOJoven Fellows, and their GOJoven alumni associations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Quintana Roo, Mexico, are advocating and educating youth, adolescents and other stakeholders about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in their respective countries. These GOJoven Fellows have made significant contributions to adolescent SRHR in their communities by empowering other youth and adolescents to build their leadership skills, equipping them with the tools and know-how needed to replicate their knowledge. Watch our new video in Spanish and English to hear what they have to say about the importance of GOJoven’s programming and why young people are a driving force in advancing adolescent SRHR.
- 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...