Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Honduras (DEREJUV)

Reporting Organization:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 11,000,000
Timeframe: August 12, 2016 - January 14, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Honduras - $ 11,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (25 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (25 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (15 %)

HIV (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (25 %)

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DEREJUV supports the Government of Honduras Plan for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancies by strengthening national policies and expanding access to sexual and reproductive health services for Honduran youth. The project helps prevent adolescent pregnancies and child, early and forced marriages and expands access to adolescent-friendly health services for over 211,000 girls, boys and adolescents in 24 municipalities with some of the highest national rates of adolescent pregnancies by installing adolescent-friendly clinics in community health centers and schools. The project also develops the advocacy and participation skills of girls, boys, adolescents and their families to empower them to participate in municipal programs for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies, develop life skills and complete their education through institutional support and peer-mentoring. Project activities include: 1) technical assistance to develop and implement legislation, policies, norms and standards to prevent adolescent pregnancies; 2) setting up adolescent-friendly health clinics in community health centers and high schools; 3) training for health care professionals on adolescent-friendly health services such as counselling, sexual and reproductive health care and pre- and post-natal care; 4) dissemination of gender-sensitive and age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education for girls and boys in target communities; 5) design and implement municipal action plans to prevent adolescent pregnancies.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1) Strengthened protection of the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents; 2) improved coverage and quality of adolescent health services, including comprehensive sexuality education, for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies; 3) strengthened strategic alliances between key governmental, civil society actors and private sector for the prevention of adolescent pregnancies.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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