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


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2016-08-12 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (2.81%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (64.79%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (16.20%)
Family planning (13030) (13.39%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (1.68%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS (16064) (1.13%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

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.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) the capacities of 150 justice operators and health service providers to eliminate legal barriers that prevent adolescents’ and youth’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) were strengthened, through partnering with the Special Prosecutor's Office for Children; (2) the availability and use of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, particularly for adolescents, were enhanced; and (3) alliances with and between, youth, government, health professionals, local governments, civil society organizations, journalists and private sector to advocate for policy and efforts in support of SRHR, were strengthened.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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