Provide Life Skills for 4000 Rural Mayan Girls

Aug 9, 2013

Involving young men in changing gender dynamics

Adolescent boys
Adolescent boys' and girls' leaders

While Abriendo Oportunidades focus will remain in investing in adolescent girls, young men from five different communities approached us to participate in some of our activities.  These young men are working closely with girl leaders organizing co-ed activities as well as inviting younger boys to learn about rights, equality, and prevention of gender based violence. This past June, young male leaders from participating communities joined 45 girl leaders in a one week workshop that included activities to reflect and discuss about issues related to gender relations, myths, prejudices and possible new paradigms that will improve the life of girls in rural communities.

The entire group of leaders
The entire group of leaders

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Population Council

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Project Leader

Alejandra Colom Bickford

Guatemala City, Guatemala

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