|DECIDIR - Coalicion de Jovenes por la Ciudadania Sexual Elige|
Established in 2003, DECIDIR, Coalicion de Jovenes por la Ciudadania Sexual Elige, is a network of young Mexican activists, including men and women, committed to providing their peers with accurate and complete information on abortion. DECIDIR seeks to engage young people as equal partners and stakeholders in developing public policies to support access to safe abortion and ensure that the movement for safe abortion incorporates young people's perspectives.
While many of IWHC’s partners work to improve access to safe abortion, DECIDIR is one of the few that focuses on young people. In Latin America, most of the women who seek abortion services from unskilled, unlicensed providers are between the ages of 15 and 30. IWHC supported DECIDIR from 2005 to early 2010.
In response to the needs of young people, IWHC has supported DECIDIR to create a youth-friendly "toolbox" of educational and training materials on the right to safe and legal abortion so that young people from the Latin America region can be more informed about and more engaged in the abortion debate. The toolbox includes a guide for supporting young women who choose to have an abortion, a guide for men, and an educational video which will address the unique needs of young women in the region. DECIDIR expects to conclude the toolbox in the first months of 2010, when it will be posted on its website.
If you speak Spanish, visit Decidir's website for more information and to check out their toolbox.