The project Knitting the voices of young indigenous women to defend their sexual and reproductive rights was financed by Summit Foundation and Rick Marin Endowment, and it seeks to create and strengthen the leadership skills in the young population, so that they can promote positive changes in sexual and reproductive health programs, policies, and services for teenagers. It also seeks to increase their knowledge and awareness regarding their sexual and reproductive rights; and for them to take better care of their health and to have the ability to make informed decisions for their own lives.
Our objective is to improve the skills of young women with age ranges between 13 and 18 years (direct beneficiaries) so that they can make informed decisions for their own lives, exercise their rights to education and to sexual and reproductive health, and to create a positive environment after the project implementation.
CARE, in coordination with GOJoven, will establish a partnership strategy with:
CARE, in coordination with GoJoven, will implement an educational program for girls and young women within the educational system to address sexual and reproductive rights. With the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education, we will promote access to quality healthcare services. Additionally, in cooperation with the Presidential Secretariat for Women, we will work to influence government programs in favor of sexual and reproductive health rights, while our partnership with the Reproductive Health Observatory (OSAR) will also allow us to coordinate actions to monitor and control public programs and policies related to sexual and reproductive health. In addition, the partnership with the United Nations Population Fund will make possible to join efforts and exchange knowledge on sexual and reproductive rights; Lastly, the intervention with municipal authorities will provide the opportunity to promote the inclusion of young people in their development agenda.
February 2017 – 2021.