Mexico – Past Grantees
Elige: Red de Jóvenes por los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos A.C (Mexico), SEEDSSA, and México y Caribe Jóvenes (GOJoven México)
These three organizations contributed to the reduction of teenage pregnancies in the state of Quintana Roo by strengthening the Quintana Roo Network for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Rights and its 16 partners. Additionally, through their participation in the State Group for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy, they achieved the creation of four subgroups – health, education, enabling environment and violence; thus the NGOs of the Quintana Roo Network can have a direct collaboration with the governmental entities. Additionally, they engaged 29 young leaders in the defense of sexual and reproductive rights during an intense political formation process during two months; they also promoted sexual and reproductive rights among more than 2,000 adolescents and young students through educational fairs, stands, workshops and talks in Quintana Roo.
Project leader: Mayra Zamaniego, 25
Elige: Red de Jóvenes por los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos identified and established work agreements with at least two organizations in the state of Quintana Roo, México. These agreements stipulated training for organizational members in youth-led advocacy in order to strengthen their skills and ensure their participation in state-level interinstitutional activities related to the implementation of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy (ENAPEA by its initials in Spanish).
Project Leader: Antonio Ordoñez, 30
Red + Posithiva provided sexual and reproductive health and rights information to adolescent girls from seven highly-marginalized, mostly migrant communities surrounding the city of Cancun. They also offered youth-friendly services to more than 500 adolescents, through their mobile unit as well as referrals to stationary clinics offering youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services.