Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
Sistema Nacional de Promoción y Capacitación en Salud Sexual, A.C. (SISEX)
This description of Patricia Palacios de Nava's work was prepared when Patricia Palacios de Nava was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Patricia Nava Rodríguez is pioneering the creation of a national sex education initiative in Mexico, the first to bring together the citizen and government sectors to share information and educate Mexicans about sex and sexuality.
The New Idea
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Patricia's work aims to develop training and reference documents on systemic change and to organize regional, national and international seminars on sex education. In collaboration with the Centro Marillac, her oranization is pursuing pilot project which increases awareness of the importance of working systematically, includes the different systems that interact in the lives of those excluded and promotes participation in structural change of how sexual education is handled in Mexico.

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