Centro Mujeres

The state of Baja California Sur has the third highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Mexico, and yet almost no policies or public programs exist to help adolescents make a healthy transition to adulthood. Centro Mujeres was founded in 1991 to address critical unmet reproductive and sexual health needs of women and youth through counseling, health education, clinical services, research, and advocacy.

EMpower’s sixth grant to Centro Mujeres builds on the success of its state-wide youth advocacy platform to promote and achieve state-wide policy change to make adolescent health information and services a reality. Centro Mujeres will also work to ensure a government responsibility plan that offers job opportunities for young people.

Mexico
Contact: Teresa Shields
Contact Email: teresashields@prodigy.net.mx
Website: http://www.centromujeresmexico.org/contact.htm
Year Established: 1991