Job oportunnities: Administrative and Operations Coordinator

SIF is hiring for an Administrative and Operations Coordinator based in Mexico City.

Deadline: July 5, 2019

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Youth Transitions Series II

At the CAMY Fund we spoke to several young women who have recently left their organizations.

We want to share their learnings because we believe they are very valuable as reflections on how transitions are part of organizational strengthening.

You can see  our conversation (in spanish) with Nayeli Yoval, from Mexico here.

 


Youth Transitions Series I

At the CAMY Fund we spoke to several young women who have recently left their organizations.

We want to share their learnings because we believe they are very valuable as reflections on how transitions are part of organizational strengthening.

You can see  our conversation (in spanish) with Keyla Cáceres, Salvadoran feminist activist. See more

 


Job offer: Program Officer (Central America or Mexico)

The Central America & Mexico Youth Fund is looking for a Program Officer to coordinate the LAC Initiative to Prevent and Address Early Unions in Girls and Adolescents.

Online applications until April 22, 2019.

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Working with the education system has a multiplier effect


In February, we visited Quintana Roo, Mexico, to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Centro Integral de Atención a las Mujeres – CIAM Cancún’s  Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Empowerment Program (EPEA)  and to meet the third generation of SEEDSSA’s  Diploma course for Teachers.

By Lariza Romero Fonseca (Program Officer). See more


“We have been educated to feel fear”

Young women are re-thinking what they want to defend and from whom.

On November 15 and 16, a personal defense workshop was held by Comando Colibrí and organized by the CAMY Fund. Comando Colibrí works in a holistic way, generating reflections about fear, prevention, the power of voice, defense and the legal framework. 27 women from different organizations in Guatemala participated.

By Lariza Romero Fonseca (Program Officer) and Lyvia Porras. More information here.

 


Accelerate Actions to Eradicate Child Marriage and Early Unions in Belize

On September 26 and 27 (2018), the CAMY Fund participated in the national event, “Accelerating  Actions to End Child Marriage and Early Unions in Belize”. The purpose was to collectively create a

strategic road map to addressing the issue. More than half of the people attending this workshop were young people, who shared their ideas, strategies and priorities for working to prevent and address early unions in their country.

By Lariza Fonseca and Lyvia Porras

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Belizean meeting of co-parties of the CAMY Fund

On September 28, several organizations that work with the CAMY Fund met at the CAMY Fund’s Belizean Grantee Meeting. Young women are now references in their communities and support younger girls in making informed decisions about their lives.

By Lariza Romero Fonseca (Program Officer) and Lyvia Porras.

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6th Conference of Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity #Research4Advocacy

We participated in the 6th Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference, held in Belize from October 4 to 8 (2018). These types of meetings are very important because they provide unity and support to avoid isolation in the struggle for rights in difficult contexts.

By Lariza Romero Fonseca (Program Officer) and Lyvia Porras.

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Workshop to promote the rights of adolescents and young people


It is convened to: people of organized civil society (SCO) who work in the prevention of teenage pregnancies, prevention and care of early unions and child marriage, health and sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents and youth in Mexico.
To see all the information about the event, click here.

 

 


Quintana Roo, Mexico: “Comprehensive sexuality education is equal or more important than mathematics”

 

Lariza Romero, Program Officer for the CAMY Fund, was present as an observer in the session: Advocacy and media for social and political change as part of the Training Process for Youth in Quintana Roo.

This session was held in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, between  Cancún and Chetumal, on March 10 and 11, 2018. To read  more, click here

 


El Salvador: Disappointment and determination

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April 4, 2018.

Frustration and fear in El Salvador were palpable among our grantees during my site visit in early March.
The election results could turn back or impede any advancement for women’s sexual and reproductive rights during the next four years.

To read the full post by Senior Program Officer Emily Barcklow, click here.

 


New and renewal grantees, July 2018

The Central America & Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) is pleased to announce new and renewal grantees as part of our 2018 Round 1 grantmaking. This round contains stellar project leaders from youth-led and mixed organizations doing very important work around improving girls secondary school retention rates; addressing and preventing early unions; supporting young parents and preventing unwanted pregnancies in adolescents.  Do you want to know who they are?

 


The CAMY Fund announces new and renewal grantees for 2018

The Central America & Mexico Youth Fund is pleased to announce our new grantees from Round 2 2017, who began their projects late last year.
In addition, the Fund is continuing to grow and for the first time we have new grantee partners in Nicaragua.
To read the complete new, click here

Adolescent girls leading the agenda

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From October 9-11, 2017 the CAMY Fund attended a meeting organized by UN Women, UNFPA and UNICEF in the Dominican Republic.

The meeting was part of the UN agencies’ launch of a regional project, centered in five countries, to eradicate child marriage and early unions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

To read the full post by Senior Program Officer Emily Barcklow, click here.

 


Between political crises and natural disasters: a visit to Guatemala’s grantee partners

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September arrived with a forecast of intense rains, hurricanes and the possibility of another presidential trial in Guatemala.

If it’s not a political crisis than it’s a natural disaster.

To read the full post by Program Officer Lariza Romero, click here

 


Annual Grantee Meeting, Guatemala, april 2017

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In the CAMY Fund we are pleased to share the video of our experience and that of the project leaders at the Annual Grantee Meeting 2017, held last April in Guatemala City.

See the video in here

 


CAMY Fund’s informed grantmaking approach: Quintana Roo, Mexico

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In January, I traveled to Quintana Roo, Mexico to see CAMY Fund grantee partner Elige: Red de Jóvenes por los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos in action.

The pretext was a training that Elige convened for organizations that form part of the Quintana Roo Network for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Rights, of which they are a founding member.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, click here.


Funding to prevent child, early and forced unions/marriage in Central America

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The CAMY Fund has a comprehensive approach to addressing child, early and forced unions/marriage that is based on strengthening girls empowerment and equality.

To read more about our strategy and vision as a donor on this topic, click here.

 


CAMY Fund 2016 visit to Guatemala

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In late September the CAMY Fund Senior Program Officer visited Guatemala to see first-hand the work of our current grantee partners.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, click here.

 

 


CAMY Fund visits grantees in Honduras.

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This July the CAMY Fund visited our grantee partners in Honduras to monitor their activities. On the viist, the CAMY Fund participated in a state-level forum organized by GOJoven Honduras for their project aimed at legalizing Emergency Contraception in Honduras.

You can read about the activities of our other grantee partners here.

 

 


CAMY Fund visit to Plenty Belize International Ltd.

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The CAMY Fund began supporting Plenty Belize International Ltd. in November 2015. Plenty’s project, under the leadership of Tasha Petillo, seeks to empower adolescent girls from Punta Gorda and provide them with sexual and reproductive health information. In early June the CAMY Fund traveled to Belize and specifically to Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District to visit our grantee partner there.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Senior Program Officer, click here. 


Our participation in ArtCorps workshop on Creative Leadership

 

On February 18-19, 2016 the CAMY Fund supported the participation of Agrupación Juvenil de Mujeres Activas-AMA and Women’s Justice Initiative-WJI in the workshop, Creative Leadership, offered by ArtCorps in Antigua, Guatemala.

To read the full post by Sandra Cocón (WJI) and Cintia Pérez (AMA), click here.


CAMY Fund visits OYE in Honduras

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On February 3, 2016 the CAMY Fund went on its first site visit of the year to see the work of Organization for Youth Empowerment – OYE in Honduras.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Senior Program Officer, click here.

 


CAMY Fund Visit to COINCIDIR

 

On October 6th the CAMY Fund Fellow, Gloria Díaz Jaso, and myself drove from the state of Alta Verapaz to Jalapa, Guatemala to visit CAMY Fund grantee, COINCIDIR.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Program Officer, click here.

 


CAMY Fund visits Women’s Justice Initiative

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On Friday, October 2, 2015 Emily Barcklow and myself, together with members of the CAMY Fund’s Grants Advisory Committee, traveled to Patzún, Chimaltenango to visit with one of the CAMY Fund’s new grantees: Women’s Justice Initiative, WJI.

To read the full post by Gloria Díaz Jaso, CAMY Fund Fellow, click here.

 


CAMY Fund Visit to WINGS Guatemala

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On October 5, 2015 we had the opportunity of a visit from CAMY Fund Program Officer, Emily Barcklow, and Fellow, Gloria Díaz Jaso.

To read the full post by Fidelia Chub, Youth educator and CAMY Fund project leader, click here.

 


CAMY Fund Visit to GOBelize

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When I met with the GOBelize team in early August they were just wrapping up a strategy meeting for their upcoming media campaign launch, directed at parents, teachers and students.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Program Officer, click here.

 


CAMY Fund Visit to GO Joven Honduras

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In May of this year, Michele (SIF Director of Programs) and I paid a visit to Gabriela and the rest of the GOJoven Honduras team in Tegucigalpa.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Program Officer, click here.

 

 


CAMY Fund Visit to OYE Honduras

 

On May 13th

Michele (SIF’s Director of Programs) and I joined the Coordinator of Programs for OYE Honduras and CAMY Fund project leader, Dunia Perdomo, during an activity at one of El Progreso’s Basic Education Centers.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Program Officer, click here.

 

 


CAMY Fund Visit to ALAS/WINGS in Guatemala

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On my recent trip to Guatemala I had the opportunity to see first-hand the work of ALAS/WINGS, one of the CAMY Fund’s grantees.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Program Officer, click here.

 


CAMY Fund Visit to Red + Posithiva

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Last week I was in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico to see first-hand the work of the  organization Red + Posithiva, one of the CAMY Fund grantee partners.

To read the full post by Emily Barcklow, CAMY Fund Program Officer, click here.

 

 

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