Honduras – Past Grantees

2018

Centro de Promoción en Salud y Asistencia Familiar’s (Ceprosaf)

Project leader:  María Betzabe Figueroa

Betzabé led the project of the Center for Promotion in Health and Family Assistance´s (Ceprosaf) project to carry out a study of the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of nurses and nursing students towards reproductive rights and train them on related issues.

Asociación GOJoven Honduras 

Project Leader: Ana Fálope, 27

Ana from GOJoven Honduras led the project, “Youth Latin American Unity for EC” for high-level strengthening before the Ministry of Health. With the aim of making emergency contraception (EC) available to survivors of sexual violence. A national campaign was carried out in the social networks to generate a favorable public opinion towards the legalization of the EC. The youth collaborated with the Latin American Consortium on Emergency Contraception (CLAE) as a way to put pressure on the Honduran government at a regional level.

Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM)

Project Leader: Marcela Arias

Marcela from the Women’s Rights Center (CDM) led the project “Strengthening alliances for the right to decide”. Through this project, the “We are Many” platform built a support base for the decriminalization of abortion. This base consists of 345 key actors in five cities across the country who participated in a national forum to highlight the role of the Honduran State in the protection of women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (CEM-H)

Project leader: Ligia Destephen

Ligia, from the Women’s Studies Center of Honduras (CEM-H), led the project, “Promotion and development of skills directed by young women for the right to decide”, to strengthen the skills of 80 young women from six marginalized neighborhoods in the city of Tegucigalpa as young defenders and spokespersons of the need to decriminalize abortion by specific indications. The young women designed a communication campaign, participated in public events and in inter-institutional working groups with key government actors.

2017

Asociación GOJoven Honduras 

Project Leader: Angela Rovelo, 21

Angela Rovelo led the Asociación GOJoven Honduras‘s project, which aimed to generate support among municipal public authorities for the legalization of the emergency contraceptive pill and to participate in advocacy with the ministries of health and education nationwide.

Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM)

Project Leader: Grecia Lozano, 22

Grecia led the Centro de Derechos de Mujeres’s project, which strengthened the Somos Muchas Platform to implement a comprehensive communication and advocacy strategy that generates support for laws and a favorable policy for reproductive rights.

Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (CEM-H)

Project leader: Sara Avilez Tomé, 30

Sara Avilez Tomé and Rebeca Lilian Funes co-led Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras project which sought to increase favorable public opinion towards reproductive rights by developing the spokesperson skills of young marginalized women and involving them in the implementation of a public campaign.

Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE)

Project leader: Claudia Pavón, 21

Claudia Pavon led Organization for Youth Empowerment’s project, which aimed to institutionalize the national curriculum, the comprehensive sexual education of the Honduran government in the Basic Education Centers in Progress, Yoro.

2016

Asociación de Organismos No Gubernamentales (ASONOG)

Project Leader: Jossue Humberto Villanueva Linares, 29

ASONOG increased by 24% the youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services provided to young people in two health centers. Likewise, they increased the knowledge and abilities to provide such services among 37 health professionals, as well as increasing the activities carried out by the two health centers in favor of young people’s sexual and reproductive health.

Asociación GOJoven Honduras 

Project leader: Angela Rovelo, 19

GOJoven Honduras increased youth activism in favor of the legalization of Emergency Contraception (EC) in 7 states. They also increased support for EC among local authorities in the same 7 states. They elevated the debate on EC in the public agenda with a high-level forum and the campaign, #SoloOcupamosUnaFirma.

Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM)

Project Leader: Grecia Lozano, 22

Centro de Derechos de Mujeres organized, together with other feminist organizations, the Somos Muchas Platform. From this space they have implemented a communication and advocacy campaign in favor of reproductive rights.

Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (CEM-H)

Project leader: Sara Avilez Tomé, 30

Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras strengthened technical and political skills around sexual and reproductive rights of 56 young women between 14 and 25 years of age from four marginalized neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa. Together with these young women they developed the campaign, “I Decide to Decide” with the goal of increasing public opinion for reproductive rights. The campaign was disseminated in traditional media and social networks.

Grupo Estrategico por la Despenalización de las PAE

El Grupo Estratégico PAE organized a national youth meeting to promote and defend Emergency Contraception in Honduras. As part of the meeting, they held a press conference where young people demanded the elimination of Ministerial Declaration 2744 that prohibited EC.

2015

Asociación GOJoven Honduras 

Project leader: Xiomara García, 29

Asociación GOJoven Honduras worked in the state of Gracias a Dios to train 300 adolescents and 100 parents on issues of sexual and reproductive health, with an emphasis on the prevention of teenage pregnancy. They produced bilingual outreach materials and radio spots on the same topic as well as organized a municipal fair.

Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE)

Project leader: Fabiola Oro, 23

Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE) provided workshops on Comprehensive Sexuality Education to over 400 students in five Basic Education Centers in El Progreso. Likewise, they provided training on the topic to teachers from the same schools and, in collaboration with other organizations and public institutions, created the El Progreso Promoter Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health. OYE also carried out campaigns on teen pregnancy prevention and sexual and reproductive rights.

2014

Asociación GOJoven Honduras 

Projet Leader: Gabriela Flores, 31

GOJoven Honduras increased knowledge among youth leaders about emergency contraception as well as their advocacy on its behalf. Additionally, they supported collective advocacy efforts for the decriminalization of emergency contraception in Honduras, thereby increasing the number of supportive legislators. GOJoven Honduras also produced a video to reinforce these efforts.

Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE)

Project Leader: Dunia Perdomo, 31

OYE trained both in- and out-of-school youth using an adapted version of the Honduran government’s comprehensive sexuality education curriculum. The training, together with other free-time activities, increased young people’s knowledge on the topics. Through this project, OYE helped to increase, from 0 to 2, the number of Basic Education Centers in El Progreso that offer comprehensive sexuality education.


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