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Project 3 - Maternity and paternity officials in adolescents and young neighborhood Nueva Vida

Nicaragua is the Latin American country with the highest percentage of women under 18 who are mothers...Project Cost: 12,600.00 CAD ---Dates: 1 Oct 2015 -15 Jul 2016.

Justification

Nicaragua is the Latin American country with the highest percentage of women under 18 who are mothers. Specifically, 28% of women between 20 and 24 years report having had children before the age of 18 (UNFPA, 2013).
11.9% of girls aged 12-17 years in Nueva Vida neighborhood were already mothers. This percentage is twice that of the whole of the Pacific region (West) of Nicaragua, where Nueva Vida neighborhood is placed.

 

Description of Activities

1. Training on responsible parenthood: The project plans to organize six workshops of two hours, once a month. They will be aimed at 25 young people between 14-20 years (minimum 50% women).

 

2. Awareness campaign on responsible parenthood: This campaign will target 500 young and adolescents of Nueva Vida’s district and to raise awareness on the importance of the decision to have a child.

3. Forum on responsible parenthood, for young people: The team plans two promotional forums. The first will be for youth, 13-17 years old, and the second for youth 17 and older.

 


Expected Results

1. Undertake activities aimed at the prevention of early pregnancies in girls less than 17 years old (workshops, campaigns and Forums)

2. Create resources to reaffirm the life project of girls by distributing promotional material to help improve education and life project for girls

3. Protect the rights to health, education, security and freedom of girls:

  • - Impact on the rights of minors
  • - Support of State Policy (Family Code)

4. Involve men to be part of the solution:

  • - Participation of men and children as promoters and receivers

5. Develop sex education programs suited for children and teenagers

  • - Training workshops differentiated by age