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Alex Ivan Aguirre Mairena

Alex Ivan Aguirre Mairena - 2019 Nominee
Position: Consejo Ejecutivo Región Norte Centroamérica y Caribe / Equipo Impulsor
Organization: Jóvenes Iberoamericanos / Red de Jóvenes de las Américas
Current Location: El Salvador
Production Systems Engineer from University of the North of Nicaragua
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Young Central American Leader
    Awarding Organization:
    Central American Youth Network PREVIOUS NETWORK
    Date Awarded:
    January 29, 2015
  • Award:
    Emerging leader
    Awarding Organization:
    Fundación Esquipulas para la Paz y la Democracia
    Date Awarded:
    October 17, 2016
  • Award:
    Young Leader
    Awarding Organization:
    Women Deliver
    Date Awarded:
    December 17, 2018
75 Public Votes Reached!
It has trained more than 3000 thousand young people, created 30 community organizations, co-founded a National Network and collaborated in a program of contraceptive methods, all around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have trained 300 young people from my department in a UNFPA SRH Strategy.

With Plan International that supports a National Youth Network, I have strengthened 30 youth organizations and each youth organization in turn more than 30 young people, I have trained this entire network in the promotion, delivery and application of contraceptive methods.
I am part of a government strategy of the Ministry of Health called 0-20 (zero pregnancies before the age of 20) I have trained more than 50 promoters and created more than 30 user circles.
In all my life, I have delivered an approximate of 10,000 contraceptive methods each with their family planning talk.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

In my country, Comprehensive Sexual Education is deficient, therefore, we are one of the countries with the highest rate of teenage pregnancies. I am from a rural community where this is seen as "normal", that is why I have dedicated my life to family planning and comprehensive sexual education for the reduction of this pandemic.
Every pregnant girl and every sexual abuse inspires me to continue with mission, to see a country where young people have contraceptives and information to decide.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

Formative processes: I am always giving trainings, workshops, lectures, conferences on Family Planning.

Promotional Centers: Delivering methods to young promoters for those who need it.

Political incidence: Carrying out campaigns and / or meetings with decision makers to increase the supply of contraceptive methods.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

I would like to use the platform to raise the recognition of young people in national and regional authorities, to deliver proposals with greater support, I would use the award to buy work tools that can be used in my work to promote family planning and my studies .

Video Introduction
Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Recording video for the prevention of sexual violence Training mothers and fathers Representing the young people of my country in the Esquipulas Regional Forum

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