Lately the patriarchy has seemed even more inescapable than ever. It’s not just the catcalls, rigid gender norms in my community, the sexualization of young girls here, there’s also the near daily unveiling of a new Harvey Weinstein, ridiculous comments … Continue reading Patriarchy Overload: Ways to unwind as a feminist when the machista world gets you down
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
A young girl, maybe 16 years old, is talking about her birth father rejecting her as an infant. She is speaking quickly, crying, obviously embarrassed that she is doing so, but determined to explain how she relates to one of … Continue reading Grupo Venancia – NGO Highlight
In my site, I always walk past a set of colorful, quirky clay piggy banks of all sizes in the park. The artisan? Abigail. She’s a … Continue reading Women in Microfinance: Nicaragua
… to stop sexual assault … to recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault … to identify situations in which sexual assault may occur … to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given … to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Peace Corps is aligning its efforts with the national campaign launched by the White House: IT’S ON US. The campaign encourages everyone to make a personal commitment to step up and prevent sexual assault. Visit the website to learn more, sign the pledge, … Continue reading “It’s On Us”
Here’s a short list of various NGOs working across Nicaragua in all kinds of topics related to human rights, gender equality, and living a life of quality sin violencia. Check it out—there may be some near you that you didn’t know about! PLAN Nicaragua: Focus: salud sexual y reproductiva, educación inclusiva, salud materna, VIH/SIDA Locations: Somoto, Chinandega, Juigalpa, Puerto Cabezas Pro-familia Focus: planificación familiar, servicios médicos, consejería, salud sexual Locations: Managua, Masaya, Rivas, Chinandega, San Pedro del Norte, Boaco, Juigalpa, Matagalpa, Jinotega, Estelí, Somoto, Ocotál, Jalapa Instituto de Promoción Humana, INPRHU Focus: trata de personas, cursos técnicos, u otros programas dirigidos al mejoramiento de la condiciones … Continue reading NGOs In Nicaragua
Although it may be hard to believe now, summer vacations aren’t far away for class in Nicaragua. If you’re wondering what kind of project you can do to fill the often empty month of January, check out the Camp in a Box. These resources were compiled by Peace Corps to guide and support volunteers looking to do all kinds of camps in their communities – environmental education, HIV, gender equality, life skills, TEFL and more! Click here to see and download the Camp in a Box folder. Continue reading Resource: Camp in a Box
Service-Learning and Volunteerism may have become common fare for high school-ers, college students, and adults in the United States, but bringing these ideas and practices into our work in Nicaragua can be a powerful way to empower adult or youth groups in site. A service activity can bring together a group of teachers, or health workers, or members of a specific neighborhood—depending on community needs and your connections.