Nicaragua

International feminist solidarity in the face of the illegal cancellation of women’s rights supporter organizations or feminist organizations in Nicaragua.

Since 2018, at least 26 feminist organizations or that suport or work for women’s rights have been illegally closed by the government of Daniel Ortega. We stand in international feminist solidarity, and we call on the world to see Daniel Ortega for what he really is: an unpunished rapist, misogynist, corrupt, and capitalist macho man […]

22 April 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Daniel Ortega intensifies terror policy on the 4th anniversary of April 18th social uprising: 156 attacks against women defenders in just 10 days.

Since April 10, 2022, we of IM-Defensoras have registered 156 attacks against women human rights defenders in Nicaragua. Of these, 147 have been personal attacks against defenders and the other 9 have been against organizations that defend the rights of women or are run by women defenders. This upswing in attacks has occurred in the […]

21 April 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government cancels yet another feminist organization: the March 8th Collective

The March 8th Collective Activity: The rights of women, adolescents, and girls On Thursday, March 17th, the National Assembly of Nicaragua, in response to a motion made by legislators of the ruling party, canceled the legal standing of 25 more organizations, including the feminist March 8th Collective.  As part of a pattern similar to that […]

21 March 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Government shuts down two more feminist organizations: FUNDEMUNI and the María Elena Cuadra Women’s Movement

The offensive of the Nicaraguan government against feminist organizations doesn’t cease.  On Tuesday, December 15th, the National Assembly adhered to a ruling party members’ proposal by canceling the legal status of six organizations, including the Blanca Aráuz Foundation for the Promotion and Development of Women and Children (FUNDEMUNI) and the María Elena Cuadra Association of […]

16 February 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Feminist political prisoners face torture and abuse.

Ana Margarita Vijil, Dora María Téllez, Suyen Barahona and Tamara Dávila. Activity Feminist activists, socio-political rights. Feminist activists Ana Margarita Vijil, Dora María Téllez, Suyen Barahona, and Tamara Dávila have been imprisoned since last June, when they were violently arrested. All of them experience freedom deprivation and violation of their human rights in conditions which, […]

17 December 2021