The cruel torture of women political prisoners by Ortega and Somoza

La Lupa revisits documentary evidence showing similarities in the torture carried out against women political prisoners by the Somoza and Ortega regimes.

Racism and discrimination: The violence suffered by indigenous and afrodescendent women  

Hundreds of women from the Caribbean Coast migrate to the Pacific region looking for work, but are rejected and excluded.

Under persecution: the reality of women human rights defenders in Nicaragua

Three women human rights defenders tell the story of what it means to carry out their work in the country and the dangers they face in defending human rights.

«The Little Granny», the mother of generations in Nicaragua

Grandmothers in Nicaragua play a fundamental role in care work, which means that these women repeat the processes of bringing up children over two and even three generations.

Exclusion and poverty: the cost of being a teenage mother in Nicaragua

Teenage mothers are forced to abandon the education

Being a mother in Nicaragua: Poverty, exclusion and bringing up children aloneïżŒ

Reconciling motherhood, work, personal space, and professional training makes it impossible for mothers when there is no co-responsibility from fathers, and a lack of support structures from child rearing and care.

Access to education and dignified work: the State’s debt with LGBTIQ+ people

The lack of public policy to counteract discrimination marginalises LGBTIQ+ people and pushes them into leaving education early and precarious employment.

Trans women in a “grave situation of vulnerability and lacking state protection”

The state of impunity for violence against trans human rights defenders is a “clear reflection of
the tolerance and normalization of these acts” with which this violence is treated by the state
and wider society.

344 suicides in 2020: The highest figure in the last decade in Nicaragua

«We have learned that traumas are not meant to be worked on, they’re just to be swallowed” says expert who indicates the multiple causes of suicide

Migrant women living in poverty: a profile of precarious labour in Spain.

Sexism and classism in the labour laws on domestic and care work in Spain, added to the racist restrictions of the immigration system, are prejudicial to migrant women’s wellbeing and rights. They are exposed to multiple forms of exploitation as they struggle for a dignified quality of life.

Cecilia Cruz: «they couldn’t turn off my voice despite the threats inside the prison»

The released political prisoner acknowledges that her rights were violated by having been in a prison for men.

137 attacks against activists and defenders within five days

IM-DEFENSORAS determined that these attacks fell on 70 activists and defenders

#8M: 50% of public positions held by women, but without decision-making power

Even though women in public positions are more conspicuous, few are publicly known by first and last names, nor are their achievements known.

#8M: Eight women fighters in Nicaragua

This March 8 we present eight Nicaraguan women who have overcome
the gender barriers
that were
put in their way.

Regime violates criminal code by releasing femicides and sexual rapists

January 2050 is the date on which the convicted Oscar Omar Flores Herrera, of 46 years, would be released for the crimes of murder…

10 years of machista violence: 629 femicides

The year 2020 marked the close of an extremely violent decade for women in Nicaragua. More than 600 women were victims of femicide in…

Human Rights: Four attacks a day against opposition activists in Nicaragua

2020 was a year of systematic repression including the intensification of persecution against opponents of the Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo regime,that according to…

Women journalists attacked because of their gender and for practicing freedom of press

In Nicaragua being a journalist entails risk, but being a woman and a journalist is an additional risk not only for the professional herself, but for her whole family including children.

Criminalization of abortion in Nicaragua: The State against women

In Nicaragua, the number of women who abort in unsafe conditions is unknown, nor is there official information on the number of women who die each year from this cause.

Nicaragua: Women «survive more than one pandemic»

On March 18, 2020, the first case of coronavirus was officialized in Nicaragua, four days after the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo…