Project Leader: Ana Fálope, 27
Ana of GOJoven Honduras will lead the project, “Latin American Youth United for EC” in which the organization will participate in high-level advocacy with the Ministry of Health with the purpose of making Emergency Contraception (EC) available to survivors of sexual violence. They will also carry out a national campaign on social media to generate favorable public opinion towards legalizing EC. Additionally, they will collaborate with the Latin American Consortium on Emergency Contraception (CLAE by its initials in Spanish) as a way to pressure the Honduran government at a regional level.
Project Leader: Marcela Arias
Marcela of Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM) will lead the project, “Strengthening Alliances for the Right to Decide.” Through this project the “We are Many” platform will build a base of support for the decriminalization of abortion comprised of 345 key actors in five cities throughout the country who will participate in a culminating national forum that will highlight the role of the Honduran State in protecting women’s sexual and reproductive rights.
Project leader: Ligia Destephen
Ligia of Centro de Estudios de la Mujer Honduras (CEM-H) will lead the project, “Young Women-Led Advocacy and Capacity Building for the Right to Decide” which has the objective of strengthening the skills of 80 young women from six marginalized neighborhoods in the city of Tegucigalpa as youth advocates and spokespeople for the need to decriminalize abortion for specific indications. Among the activities these young women will work on include designing a communication campaign, participating in public events and engaging in advocacy through participation in interinstitutional working groups with key governmental actors.