Violence Against Women: Lessons from Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Women receive their diplomas from the National Technology Institute INATEC, where 62% of those enrolled are women

Women receive their diplomas from the National Technology Institute INATEC, where 62% of those enrolled are women

Nicaragua under the government of Daniel Ortega and the FSLN is deeply committed to gender equality and is ranked as the world's most gender equal country and highest ranked non-Nordic country according to the World Economic Forum. Constitutional reforms implemented by the Nicaraguan government in May 2014 established a minimum quota of 50 per cent women candidates for party political and public office and women’s participation in the social and economic life of the country has risen. Social programmes such as the provision of low interest loans and training for urban women have empowered women by giving them greater control of resources and increased

Over the past 14 years, the Nicaraguan government has invested in protecting and promoting women’s rights and respecting their right to have a life free from violence. Woman are seen as the face and name of the Revolution and play a leading role in decision-making and the development of the country. As such, the invaluable contribution of women is recognised as a guarantee for development and for the strengthening and prosperity of the country.

At a time when the issue of violence against women is being hotly debated in the UK, the UK government could learn some lessons from Nicaragua about how to tackle the problem. Read more here



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