This project will provide disadvantaged adolescent girls and young women with scholarships to complete high school and pursue higher education and create empowering spaces for them to learn about and advocate for their rights, including access to sexual and reproductive health education and services.
In Honduras, increasing numbers of girls are leaving school to contribute to their family's income, getting pregnant and entering unions - at increasingly young ages -, and experiencing violence in their homes and communities. Limited access to education and economic opportunities, sexual and reproductive health education and services, and power imbalances in family and intimate relationships are just a few of the many causes of this growing problem.
This project will support OYE's girl-centered programming to equip girls with critical knowledge and tools to lead healthy, choice-filled lives and advocate for themselves and for broader community change on the issues that affect them most. Our approach includes scholarships for girls to continue their education; training in sexual and reproductive health, leadership and advocacy; and opportunities to replicate what they've learned and inspire change among their peers and in their communities.
The decisions that girls and young women make and the experiences they live through in their adolescence significantly impact - positively or negatively - the course of their lives. This project supports girls in this critical time and guides them on a path to greater opportunity, independence, and agency in their lives.
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