Project #11899

Educate teenagers about sexual health in Bolivia

by Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano
Tod@s Atent@s contra la violencia
Tod@s Atent@s contra la violencia

Like each year, IDH took advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Carnaval de la Concordia de Cochabamba, and with the help of our volunteers, we raised awareness of the public through messages on the prevention of sexual violence and HIV.

In this way, we started our annual campaign “Tod@s Atent@s contra la violencia sexual” (“Everyone attentive against sexual violence”), with the objective of not being simple observers of situations, but rather reacting and denouncing the violence. This campaign will follow during the whole year with public events.

The public received it very well. It is a funny way to do preventive actions.

This August, the IDH organized its 17th annual ExpoSida/ExpoVida, hosting approximately 25,000 students in five days, in conjunction with the Department of Education in Cochabamba, .

This year, the central theme was “Abre los ojos” (“Open your eyes”) with respect to the prevention of violence in romantic relationships and was well-received by attendees.

Other themes were presented in an interactive contest format and addressed a wide range of topics:

  • OJO con la violencia (Watch Out for Violence) – prevention of sexual violence
  • Amor, Sexo y algo más (Love, Sex, and Something Else) – sexuality
  • VIH, lo esencial (HIV, the essentials) – HIV/AIDS
  • Mi primer Amor (My First Love) – relationships/communication with family when falling in love

This event was an opportunity to reinforce the in-depth knowledge that these students have already gained from their teachers, trained by IDH’s very own prevention team.

The mayoralty of Cochabamba recognized the pedagogical benefit of this event and awarded the IDH the “Manuela Gandarillas” prize for its contribution to the promotion of human and social development in Bolivia.

Some students came from far away!
Some students came from far away!
Thank you to IDH
Thank you to IDH's great volunteers!
Until next time!
Until next time!
Training session for volunteers at IDH
Training session for volunteers at IDH


This year, we formed a new prevention team, consisting of 50 young volunteers working with the theme of sexual violence, in order to reach out and spread information to their peers.

Following the training, the team at IDH followed up with the youth volunteers on their activities in their communities, neighborhoods, universities, families, churches, etc.

As of now, 30 volunteers have reached out to 200 people with information on how to prevent sexual violence.

Thanks to the donnors, we can go on with this project and spread information throughout the population.

Each time we speak of this topic with the young people, there is at least one person of the audience who comes to us afterwards to share what she has suffered in terms of sexual violence.

We also know that many cases have been reported at the Youth Protection Service after our talk at the school.

Trained volunteers spreading knowledge to their pe
Trained volunteers spreading knowledge to their pe
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
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.




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

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Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano

Location: Cochabamba - Bolivia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Edgar Valdez
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia
$6,705 raised of $24,000 goal
78 donations
$17,295 to go
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