Exigimos respeto a los derechos humanos de las mujeres. “We demand respect for the human rights of women”, reads the colorful mural across the street from the largest supermarket in the city. Estelí, Nicaragua is a vibrant, bustling city with … Continue reading The Art of Making a Statement
“It must be so hard; I can only imagine,” said often by many of my comforting volunteer friends, and while I completely appreciate their sentiments and feelings, the truth of the matter is sometimes it is but that’s only sometimes. … Continue reading A Gay Man 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
“What has been the hardest thing for you to adjust to here in Nicaragua?” my host dad asked me one evening when we were eating dinner. I thought about a number of different things I’ve had to adjust to: the … Continue reading Piropo, acoso, elogio: What’s the Difference?
Women are changing our lives and our world every day! Thanks for participating and representing Peace Corps Nicaragua, Emily and Ana Cecilia with the Peace Corps … Continue reading “A Woman Who is Changing My Life”
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
“Close your eyes and imagine what you want for your community in the future.” The facilitator said. I was in a training in Managua to design projects. To the sound of calming music in a clean and air-conditioned environment, after … Continue reading The Importance of Knowing Why GAD Exists
World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In … Continue reading Global Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
It’s been almost two months since Camp GLOW, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been taking a break from creating a brighter future for girls in Nicaragua. … Continue reading Life after GLOW!