CEDEJO is currently seeking grants or sponsorship to continue their very important women's empowerment programs.
Due to existing problems in rural communities in the Rivera of Chapala (such as poverty, marginalization of women, domestic violence & women's lack of access to economic resources and information about reproductive rights) CEDEJO has created the “Women: Power of Life” program, which seeks to support the empowerment & development of women in these communities. The program offers specialized training which supports women's health & well-being, promotes equality and gender rights, and gives women resources for them to improve their personal growth and economic development.
Core Topics of Program include:
$180,000 MXN (15,000 MXN/month) covers 9 months of workshops for 1 group of 15-25 women! Click here to make a donation or Contact Us for more details.
Our website gets a facelift!
In honor of International Women's Day, CEDEJO volunteer Sheila Poettgen, who previously helped CEDEJO with public outreach by redesigning our outdated website & promotional material in 2013, donated her skills again this year to redesign our website in order to better reflect the work that CEDEJO is doing in the community. Thanks to all of our volunteers for supporting CEDEJO's mission!
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According to a March 2016 article posted by the Guadalajara Reporter, "only one in four sexually active teenagers in Jalisco always use a condom, according to the Jalisco youth survey".
“The number of young people that use condoms is around 38 percent,” said Jalisco Youth Institute Director Ramon Morales Sanchez. “Twenty-three percent of respondents say they never use a condom, 22 percent say they almost never do and 17 percent say they use one the majority of times.” Eighteen percent of survey respondents said they did not use condoms because they did not have the money to buy them. In 2015 there were 17,260 pregnant teenagers admitted to hospitals in Jalisco.
(Read the full GR article here: Teenagers shunning condoms).
CEDEJO's Pregnancy Prevention Program