Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano

The mission of Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano (IDH) is to improve the quality of life of communities in poverty-stricken areas across Bolivia through projects and programmes based on research, a strong commitment to education, and a participative approach in the fields of social medicine, the environment, and human rights. Since our founding in 1997, we have been committed to a holistic approach in development and over 15 years of service to the local community has allowed us to develop and create innovative ways to engage and educate diverse groups of people about HIV, AIDS and sexuality as well as providing healthcare and counselling to those living with HIV/AIDS. Our vision for the f...
Mar 25, 2014

How do we talk about sexual violence at school?

Training teachers about using role playing
Training teachers about using role playing

Again this year we carried out the training of teachers on the theme, “Prevention of sexual violence against children and adolescents”.

In Quillacollo we trained 20 teachers, using interactive materials and methods, to be prepared to speak of this topic with their students without fear. Each teacher will repeat the information with al least two classes of 40 studients each one.

During the training the teachers were able to use same supporting materials that they will distribute as they introduce the theme to their students in their own classrooms.

We thank to all our donnors to be able to realise theses activities.

Now there is no excuse not to discuss this subject
Now there is no excuse not to discuss this subject
Talking about misconceptions about aggressors
Talking about misconceptions about aggressors
Dec 30, 2013

ENDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

National day against sexual violence
National day against sexual violence

The 2013 annual campaign of the Institute for Human Development, “BEWARE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE” was created and disseminated throughout the year to reinforce our activities with students and the general population.

During the year, we have taken part in prevention fairs, in public plazas, neighborhoods, schools and exhibitions.

Various materials have been created, such as 3 short resources to prevent situations that can lead to sexual violence, posters, bulletins, etc.

To reinforce the impact of the campaign, we decided to use the same motto as the central theme of ExpoVida, BEWARE of sexual violence.

IDH is making a proposal to the education authorities for a Regulation to Prevent Sexual Violence in the educational sphere in Cochabamba, in coordination with the Public Advocate’s Office for Children and Adolescents, which lays out the obligations of teachers and directors when sexual violence is suspected. It also describes in a simple way the steps for making complaints to the services responsible, such as the Public Advocate’s Office for Children and Adolescents.

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BASTA CON LA VIOLENCIA SEXUAL A NIÑOS NIÑAS Y ADOLESCENTES

La campaña anual 2013 del Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano, “OJO CON LA VIOLENCIA SEXUAL”, ha sido creada y difundida durante todo el año para reforzar las actividades que tuvimos con la población general y los estudiantes.

A lo largo del año, hemos sido presentes en las ferias de prevención, en las plazas, en los barrios, los colegios, las exposiciones.

Varios materiales han sido creados, como 3 cortos metrajes para prevenir las situaciones que pueden llevar a la violencia sexual, afiches, boletines, etc.

Para reforzar el impacto de la campaña, hemos decidido utilizar el mismo lema como tema central de la ExpoVida, OJO con la violencia.

El IDH está proponiendo a las autoridades educativas un Reglamento para Prevenir la Violencia Sexual desde el ámbito educativo en Cochabamba, en coordinación con la Defensoría de la Niñez y Adolescencia, en el cuál están descritas las obligaciones de los Directores de colegio y de los profesores cuando existe sospecha de violencia sexual. También se describe de manera sencilla los pasos para hacer denuncias hacia los servicios responsables, como la Defensoría de la Niñez y Adolescencia.


Attractive material for a difficult topic
Attractive material for a difficult topic
Central theme of ExpoVida
Central theme of ExpoVida
ExoVida 2013, more than 15.000 visits
ExoVida 2013, more than 15.000 visits
Sep 30, 2013

ExpoVida, ExpoSida, the only place where we can speek of these taboo topics

Now, we know how to protect ourselves
Now, we know how to protect ourselves

After several months of working with teachers and students using educational units developed by the Institute for Human Development (IDH), IDH presented a huge event, lasting a full week, focusing on preventing sexual violence.  The event, LifeExpo, is the most important event in Bolivia addressing the problem of sexual violence.  The 16thLifeExpo was visited by more than 15,000 persons, including many from the countryside in the state of Cochabamba.

For the first time this year, IDH explored the theme, “Watch Out for Sexual Violence!”  ExpoLife reinforced the themes about which IDH teams have worked with students during the school year. Additional themes related to healthysexuality included these educational presentations: “Love, Sex and Something More,” “And Now, No More,” and “My First Love.”

Thanks to trained volunteers and the IDH team, IDH has created in LifeExpo an important moment in the life of Cochabamba, as we offered essential information in an attractive, interactive and clear way.

As Anita told us: " ExpoSida, this is the only place I can get answers about these topics".

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