With more than half of Hondurans younger than 25 and a majority of the population living below the poverty line, the country faces great challenges in meeting the social, economic and health needs of its people. Since 1978, UNFPA has been supporting efforts to improve access to reproductive health and family planning services and sexual and reproductive health education for young people. It has also advocated at the policy level to advance gender equality and reproductive rights. Continued efforts are needed, especially given the burgeoning number of youth entering their reproductive years.
Honduras 2014 Programme Activities data
Integrated SRH services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Increased national capacity to strengthen enabling environments, increase demand for and supply of modern contraceptives and improve quality family planning services that are free of coercion, discrimination and violence
Increased national capacity to deliver HIV programmes that are free of stigma and discrimination, consistent with the UNAIDS unified budget results and accountability framework (UBRAF) commitments
UNFPA $-96 (-3%) GOV $3916 (103%)
Core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Strengthened capacity for the formulation and implementation of rights-based policies (global, regional and country) that integrate evidence on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and their links to sustainable development
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to poverty eradication and sustainable development
SAN PEDRO, Côte d’Ivoire – She ran away from her home in Nigeria after her husband died in an accident. And she refused to marry his younger brother as is the custom in her region.
With no means to support her two boys...