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UNFPA Youth Advisory Group Distributes Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) & Gender Based Violence (GBV) Information to Indigenous Mayan Women in Rural Belize

The UNFPA  Youth Advisory Group in Belize conducted a three part sensitization workshop in rural Belize to deliver SRH and GBV information to Indigenous Mayan Women in rural Belize recently. It was done in collaboration with youth from Hands Building Hope Youth Organization. Specific topics covered during the sessions  included gender, family planning, and menstrual health, among others. The thirty plus participants of the workshop were rural Mayan women of reproductive age (14-49) who each received a Dignity Kit (hygiene kit) on the last day of the workshop and along with participation certificates. 

The training was made possible through funding from an international NGO operating in southern Belize, Humana People to People - under an EU funded project. The two youth groups were supported during the training sessions by Humana People to People in Belize, UNFPA Belize, and two peer educators trained by the Belize Family Life Association as part of a Training of Trainers programme in 2020 under the joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.