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El Pais: Abriendo Oportunidades Preventing Early Marriages and Adolescent Pregnancies in Guatemala

Alejandra Colom, Guatemala Country Director at the Population Council, spoke with Spain’s El Pais about the Abriendo Oportunidades program’s work to prevent marriages and pregnancies among girls and adolescents in rural Guatemala.  

“'Machismo, both mestizo and indigenous, influences families’ decisions to invest more in sons than daughters,’ explains Alejandra Colom, director of the Abriendo Oportunidades Guatemala program. This is an initiative that seeks to change the role of rural women in the family and Guatemalan society through workshops that raise awareness and teach about sexuality, rights and youth empowerment.”

Read more at El Pais.