The government prosecuted eight alleged sex traffickers in 2021, compared with prosecuting four alleged sex traffickers in 2020 and one in 2019. The government held seven of eight accused traffickers in pre-trial detention; it levied charges against the eighth in absentia.

The group won approval for the creation of what is known as Law 717 to help rural women apply for credit so as to buy their land and re-pay the loans from the profits of their harvests. In most cases, abortion is illegal but not uncommon in Nicaragua. Although affluent women have access to medical abortions, poorer women generally depend on more dangerous alternatives. During the 1980s, when lax enforcement expanded access to medical abortion, studies conducted at a large maternity hospital in Managua determined that illicit abortions accounted for 45 percent of admissions and were the leading cause of maternal deaths. Relatively few of the victims of botched abortions are single women, and the majority have had pregnancies earlier in life.

CMM will continue supporting community efforts to organise, and denouncing “human rights violations and authoritarian rule”, a member told openDemocracy. In 2018, there were 13 shelters for women and children survivors of gender-based violence. Today, only three remain open – and they have to operate clandestinely, to avoid government persecution, a source from the Nicaragua Feminist Articulation told openDemocracy. The Maternal Homes program, that covers women from rural areas or with high-risk pregnancies, ensures accommodation, food, and prenatal training for pregnant women.

  • As the Sandinistas moved to take power of a country ravaged by corruption, they encouraged women to become political actors, but they also cultivated a new conception of gender based on motherhood.
  • They also believed that women could transform their individual experiences of violence and discrimination into a stance against all forms of oppression if they saw that different types of oppression are mutually reinforcing.
  • Our goal was to transition the group from grant to loans, to increase their independence slowly with accompaniment from the Mary’s Pence staff.
  • Managua has benefited from the construction of the central substation, responding to the growth in energy demand for the benefit of 142,987 people.

At Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University in El Rama, Juana is learning the best practices and latest techniques in agriculture and livestock, which makes up a large part of the local economy. Commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Nicaraguan political and social crisis. This information was very useful and really helped me with my report and other things I didn’t know about my dads home country. What would i have done if not for ANCIENT BENIN SHRINE,my name is dogma, I am 28 years old and i have a son. Unfortunately almost a year ago his father broke up with me because of a mistake I made and I just really want him back.

Rates of domestic abuse, violence against women, and femicide, defined in Nicaraguan law as a crime committed by a man who murders a woman “in the public or private sphere,” have increased since 2019, OHCHR reported in February 2021. Between July 28 and August 26, 2021, authorities ordered the closure of 45 NGOs, including women’s groups, international aid organizations, and several medical associations. In 2019, Army Commander in Chief Julio César Avilés Castillo called NGOs “coup-plotters”. The women’s group, she said, is devoting its efforts instead to promoting domestic work as ”a valuable social contribution” and acquainting mothers with proper health care for their families.

Women and the Nicaraguan Revolution

Whether they’re working with crops, computers or cars, women face similar challenges in technical education and careers. Despite their training, Juana says the women still face some resistance in their work, such as when they visit nearby farms to give recommendations on crop or livestock care. EL RAMA, Nicaragua – When Juana Carolina González became pregnant at age 19, she feared she would have to give up her education like so many other young women in her hometown of Muelle de los Bueyes. Panelists will address issues for women in leadership roles in the context of protests and the effects of repression . This panel will include prominent International experts and Nicaraguan activists who have been working for gender equality, justice, democracy and freedom. NICE WORK. I have half of my family, Nicaraguenses, living there.

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As the revolution sought to liberate poor Nicaraguans, it also managed to liberate women from their subordinate role in the Hispanic culture. Women established neighborhood committees to organize urban resistance. Women gained the respect of male soldiers when they fought, and died, alongside them. Estimates are that women comprised about 25 percent of the Sandinista Front of the National Liberation Army. There has been little urban industry in Nicaragua since the Sandinista revolution.

Pathways to change: Three decades of feminist research and activism to end violence against women in Nicaragua

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