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The faces of the Nicaraguan political prisoners were present at a demonstration held on March 8, International Women’s Day, in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Katherine Estrada
Friday, April 01, 2022
Feminist outcry for Nicaragua’s female political prisoners
Relatives of opposition members imprisoned by the regime addressed the panel, decrying the poor treatment and different types of torture the female prisoners suffer. Feminists from different countries “shouted out” on March 10th for the 14 women...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A ‘Head Start’ for Women Mayors and Councilors in Nicaragua
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the number of city council seats in each municipality. The...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, October 30, 2011
NICARAGUA: General elections
On Sunday, November 6th, general elections will be held in Nicaragua for president and vice president, in addition to representatives for the National Assembly, departments and Central American Parliament.  Nicaraguan citizens vote beginning at age...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Politics of Democratic Governance
This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Women and Local Democracy - Lessons from Central America
This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government. Opportunities and obstacles for women presented by decentralisation are explored with reference to...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Promoting Gender Equity in Local Governance – a Toolkit
This report describes lessons learned from the implementation of gender equity policies in some Latin American countries and provides recommendations on how to hold successful advocacy campaigns.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Closing the Gap: Putting EU and UK Gender Policy into Practice – South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh
This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are used to compare on-the-ground practice with stated...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Making Justice Democratic
This report explores how the poorest and most excluded communities can get access to justice that is appropriate, gender-sensitive and accountable, can enjoy personal safety and security for their property, and exercise their full human rights....
Monday, April 21, 2008
Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective
This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Legislative Advances Ten Years after Cairo
This Report evaluates the evolution of the Cairo Program of Action, and focuses on sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. It identifies and analyzes the normative progress in 20 countries in the region. It also presents...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...