Program Description

The Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (GOJoven) develops the leadership capacity of young professionals in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR) in Central America. In 2010, GOJoven launched a new English-language program in Belize while continuing with the Spanish-language program in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.  Click here to learn more about the new GOJoven Belize Program.

The program is implemented by the Public Health Institute with primary funding from the Summit Foundation and additional funding from The World Bank. GOJoven has two main components:

1) Improving adolescent sexual & reproductive health & rights (SRHR) programs, policies, services & outcomes in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize & Quintana Roo, Mexico by developing the next generation of young leaders in the Mesoamerican region

2) Strengthening the capacity of organizations working locally to create lasting improvements in SRHR for young people in their countries

Working togetherAs of 2013, the Program has trained more than 170 young leaders and over 400 local organizations and government institutions to improve SRHR.  Teams from each country have designed and implemented 39 SRHRLeadership Action Plans reaching over 10,000 young people, and hundreds of organizations.


Download the GOJoven 2013 fact sheet (PDF)

Download the GOJoven 2012 Results sheet (PDF)

Download the GOJoven Honduras fact sheet (PDF)