Máxima En verdad en verdad les digo: No hay nada más poderoso en el mundo que una mujer. Por eso nos persiguen. -Gioconda Belli Nicaraguan author, novelist, and poet. Serving in … Continue reading Dear Female PCVs, Thank You.
This is a guest post by Andrew, a CHACA 2016 Counselor. “Hay que unirse no para estar juntos, sino para hacer algo juntos” — “You must join together not just to be together, but to do something together.” Nicaraguans are … Continue reading Camp CHACA 2016: Why We Need Nicaraguan Counterparts
With a song titled “Somos Uno” (We are One) as our anthem, workshops about sharing power in relationships, goal setting, HIV/Aids and pregnancy prevention, and condom negotiations, all combined with the magic power of camp songs, games and fun, this week … Continue reading Camp CHACA 2016 Video
Being a female has arguably been the most difficult part of my Peace Corps service. Before arriving to Nicaragua, I was aware that women filled more … Continue reading Camp CHACA 2016: Now What?
It has been a year exactly since I boarded a plane and arrived in Nicaragua. At the time, I knew that there would be a myriad of challenges that would face me in the coming two years; one easily identified … Continue reading Camp CHACA 2016: Fear and Change – My time as a Counselor
July 2nd-6th brought GAD’s 2nd Annual Camp CHACA brought to 52 young Nicaraguan men and 20 staff (PCVs and Nicaraguan counselors) where we learned about gender equality, … Continue reading Camp CHACA 2016: A Huge Success
With a Spanish version of “Fight Song” as our anthem, workshops about sharing power in relationships, goal setting, HIV/Aids and pregnancy prevention, and redefining ideas of beauty, all combined with the magic power of camp songs, games and fun, this … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2016 Video
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”
Taboo topics such as sexual diversity, sexuality, gender inequality, HIV/AIDs, and domestic violence are rarely discussed in my community. There are not many forums where these … Continue reading Gender Equality through Shared Words and Photos