“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic
Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
On June 22, the Law on Violence Against Women entered into force in Nicaragua, with the approval of its rules of proc
Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite
Endless economic and military interference by the U-S and former European colonial powers has resulted in years and y
The news of the day was that Democratic representatives walked out of a hearing on “religious liberty and birth
A forum on violence against women will be held in Nicaragua on Friday, after the recent approval of a comprehensive l
Dominique Strauss-Kahn would not have lost his job if he was President of Nicaragua. He would have been re-elected.
In Leon, a department in northwest Nicaragua, we visited the Centro Mary Barreda.
MANAGUA, Jun 21 (IPS) - After a series of hunger strikes and vigils, Fátima Hernández had managed to be
The internationally-acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey has created a captivating new design exclusively for Amnes
The Nicaraguan government is failing to tackle widespread rape and sexual abuse of teenage girls and provide adequate
Karla Mendoza, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan, has worked hard to have a professional career.
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
In a country where machismo is still the rule, Sandra Torres doesn't cut the demure figure of past first ladies.
Josefina Rodríguez very nearly lost her life trying to protect the small plot of farmland in rural Nicaragua t
In this interview Marcia talks about achievements and set backs of the Nicaraguan women's movement over the last few
Peacebuilding has become increasing important as a means of preventing continuinghostilities among previously warring
The rising number of women being murdered in Central America is highlighted in a recently released grim report, thank
Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e
On 30 October 2009, women human rights defenders Ms Patricia Orozco, Ms Lorna Norori and Ms Ana Eveling Orozco, were
The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) described the criminalisation of abortion under any circumstances
Project: Access to Justice for Women in Situations of Violence: A comparative Study of Women's Police Station in Lati
Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista government have failed the country's women.
Most of us have heard about the murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez or the genocidal rapes in the Congo.
Nicaragua's Comprehensive Law number 779 went into effect in June 2012, but ever since then it has had to withstand a