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GOJoven is a pioneer in youth leadership development and mobilization. The GOJoven model is youth-led, local, diverse, and inclusive. Since 2004, GOJoven has been building the capacity of young leaders and organizations to create positive change in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) programs, policies, and services in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Quintana Roo, Mexico.
GOJoven Guatemala Fellows are guided by the following mission and vision.
To fight for the observance and enactment of sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) of marginalized adolescents and youth in Guatemala through training, research, communication, and political advocacy in various levels of national public administration and the international community.
GOJoven Guatemala Fellows envision themselves at the forefront of Guatemalan society, promoting respect and protection of the SRR of adolescents and youth.
Organizational Development: Develop the structure, function, methodology, and sustainability of GOJoven Guatemala
Civic Participation: Propel the influence of adolescents and youth in the discussion, definition, and social intervention of SRR
Training and Capacity-building: Build capacity among adolescents and youth in SRR that contributes to universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH)
Research and Systems: Develop longer and shorter- term multidisciplinary research and systematization strategies to improve ASRH
Achievements of GOJoven in Guatemala between 2004 & 2013:
Reached more than 9,000 youth and adolescents with ASRH trainings and information to reduce adolescent pregnancy, HIV transmission and sexually transmitted infections
Developed youth-friendly multilingual ASRH radio programming to reach thousands of youth
Co-organized the First National Youth Conference for youth and civil society organizations to address adolescent pregnancy, HIV and sexual violence
Produced and distributed a youth-targeted HIV/AIDS prevention video utilized by the Ministries of Health and Education to educate youth on protecting their SRH
Actively participated in the OSAR national network to improve reproductive health outcomes and monitor the implementation of Guatemala’s Universal Law for Family Planning and Sexual Education
Trained hundreds of teachers to offer comprehensive sexuality education in primary and secondary schools
Download a pdf of the GOJoven Guatemala Fact Sheet
Contact GOJoven Guatemala
Ana Lourdes Tojin, Executive Director
Ingrid Galvez, Advocacy Coordinator
Esther Barajas, President of the Board of Directors