As a foreigner watching the nightly news in Nicaragua, I sometimes find it to be gruesome. Coverage of motor accidents, shocking court cases, and murders are reported to a presumably desensitized audience. I have cringed at the sight of dead … Continue reading The Gravity of Femicides in Nicaragua
As a Peace Corps volunteer, I have felt the pressure to hold grand events and train hundreds of teachers the latest strategy and technique to disperse knowledge. Many times what I have gained the most from, however, has been the … Continue reading Gender Discussions in Nicaragua
Dear Fellow PCVs, WHAT & WHEN: GAD will be holding our 5th Annual Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World or Muchachas Guiando Nuestro Mundo) in the … Continue reading Attention Current Nica PCVs: GLOW 2017 Applications due Nov 13th!
With our 2nd Annual Camp CHACA right around the corner, new committee members, and a new opportunity for PCVs to work towards gender equality to share, … Continue reading Congratulations, Welcome, and an Invitation: GAD Update June 2016
“International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th, a day to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women…What can you do to make a difference? Make a pledge to action on International Women’s Day and let … Continue reading International Women’s Day- Pledge for Parity
As we are wrapping up from our annual girls’ camp and our boys camp is on the horizon, I decided to check in with one of my … Continue reading GLOW in Senegal: An RPCV Interview
What are your New Year’s resolutions for this year? What if, in addition to hitting the gym on a regular basis and ditching those midnight snack … Continue reading GAD’s New Year’s Resolution: Global Goal 5
Leading to HeForShe The fight for gender equality has persisted for years. From the late 1800’s to recently released movies as The Suffragette, the modern war on human equality has continued longer than a century. In this same time period … Continue reading HeForShe