Database: GOJoven Mexico

Mexico — Día Mundial de la Lucha Contra SIDA (Spanish)

DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA LUCHA CONTRA EL SIDA

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Mexico — Agobia a Jóvenes la Incomprensión de los Adultos (Spanish)

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Mexico — Inaugura Mariana Zorilla de Borge La Semana Nacional de Salud del Adolescente y el Lanzamineto de la Red Por la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (Spanish)

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Mexico — Inauguran Semana Nacional de la Salud del Adolescente (Spanish)

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Mexico — Alistan campaña de salud sexual (Spanish)

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Mexico — Marchan por el orgullo de ser gay (Spanish)

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Meet Jacinta

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 introduce you to Jacinta.

As a Mayan woman, Jacinta is committed to educating and uplifting indigenous women in Quintana Roo, Mexico, so they can find economic stability and exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. Jacinta is all too familiar with the discrimination indigenous women face in their communities and even within their own families. In the short video below, she shares how her own father told her that women had no reason to seek an education. This discrimination inspired Jacinta to continue to study and show the world that as a woman, she has a right to an education and can contribute meaningfully to her community.

Jacinta completed her studies and became an Industrial Engineer in Business Development and a Mayan leader who is bilingual in Spanish and Maya.

At 29, she was selected to participate in the GOJoven youth leadership program. Since then, she has made it her mission to educate women on equity and gender, culture, sexual and reproductive health, environmental sustainability, and human rights. She persevered against discrimination and poverty and urges other women to take a stand for their rights.

Indigenous women throughout Mexico and Central America continue to face discrimination that limits their opportunities to get an education and better their lives. Hundreds of GOJoven fellows like Jacinta are dedicated to improving and expanding opportunities for marginalized people through education and advocacy.

We encourage you to share Jacinta’s story. To learn more about the work of GOJoven, visit our website or Facebook page. 

 

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GOJoven Mexico Participates in the Launch of the Network for SRH

Network for sexual and reproductive health for young people in Quintana Roo, launched during National Week of Adolescent Health

Network for sexual and reproductive health for young people in Quintana Roo, launched during National Week of Adolescent Health

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 Health.

“The network is intended to strengthen institutional strategies and programs in cooperation with civil society organizations and contribute to an increase in the supply of services for youth,” said Sandybel Robaldino, National Coordinator for GOJoven Mexico.

GOJoven Mexico's booth at the launch of the youth SRH  network

GOJoven Mexico’s booth at the launch of the youth SRH network

The launch event, promoted by the System for Integral Family Development, the Ministry of Health and the city of Benito Juarez, offered youth educational resources around health and well-being via 12 different booths, including one organized by GOJoven Mexico.

According to Robaldino, “The event was important to help strengthen the preventative and comprehensive sexual education resources available to youth, enabling them to make responsible and informed decisions about their sexual health.”

There are currently 20 million youth between 15 and 24 years old living in Mexico. Both the event and the network were born of the knowledge that youth make up a huge proportion of the population in Mexico and Central America and their health and well-being need to be at the forefront of plans for the future.

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GOJoven Mexico Holds Annual Meeting in Quintana Roo

The General Assembly for GOJoven Mexico 2013

The General Assembly for GOJoven Mexico 2013

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 Mexico.

Close to 20 fellows from the GOJoven program in Mexico attended to plan for the future of the program, including: determining the organizational structure, officially announcing the organization’s leadership and defining the priorities and activities for GOJoven Mexico in 2014.

The board of directors of GOJoven Mexico

The Board of Directors for GOJoven Mexico

The following fellows will lead GOJoven Mexico into this next exciting phase of growth as part of the leadership team: Marco Antonio Toh Euan as President, Cecilia Mareny Cortés Santiago as Secretary, Jacinta Chan Pech as Treasurer, Andrea Espinoza as Communications Director, Rodolfo Moo Chí as Member-At-Large, Lemuel Vega as Representative of the Riviera Region, and Gladys Maribel Puc Castillo as Member-At-Large, representative of youth under 25.

For 2014, the GOJoven Mexico NGO is committed to advocating for comprehensive sexual education in public schools. Their focus is on advocating that the General Youth Law in Quintana Roo remain consistent with the stipulations of the “Ministerial Declaration: Prevent Through Education,” which declares that health and education ministries must collaborate with civil society organizations to prevent adolescent sexually transmitted infections (specifically HIV) through comprehensive sexual education in public schools. GOJoven Mexico will also promote the creation of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, and encourage youth and adolescents to use these services.

One fellow shared about her experience of being part of GOJoven Mexico and the recent annual meeting by saying, “I liked seeing the enthusiasm from the start, and now I see in this meeting that we have results. We’re here because of GOJoven, and I owe the program a lot.”


 

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