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 have worked in social causes in their communities. This year, over 200 young people of […]

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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 than 1000 people at the Cancun malecon and marched towards the Municipal Palace of Benito […]

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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 Rights (a group formed by fellows of the AGALI program). The training covered topics including […]

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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!

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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 well-being of girls and women. Public Health Institute and GOJoven would like to congratulate Elmer […]

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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 informed this report, which can be accessed at the link below. Below you will also […]

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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 activities in Central America. Marian and IPPF staff spoke of the various resources available for […]

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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 against HIV/AIDS). The campaign seeks to identify and recognize innovative youth with real solutions focusing […]

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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 is among the highest in Latin America. The Public Health Institute’s GOJoven (or Youth Leadership […]

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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 to resolve is the increase in cases of HIV in adolescents between 15 and 19 […]

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