Farewell from CAWN

Our 25th Anniversary and Closing event was a day that was filled with memories of what has been achieved, emotion and hopes for the future.
We want to thank you for these years of support. A particularly big thank you to everyone who helped build and maintain CAWN’s work during these 25 years, and also to those who made our closing event possible.
Although we will no longer be here as a structured network, and every member of CAWN is following her own path, the sense of solidarity is something that doesn’t disappear just because an organisation dissolves – new fighters must now carry the banners. Our e-mail address will cease working soon, and you will not receive more newsletters from us, but social networks allow for a different type of communication, and supporters of CAWN will use them now and then, though on a much lower scale, for disseminating information from the region. If you wish to get in touch with previous members of CAWN we can also be reached at the email contactfriendsofcawn@gmail.com.

Our website will continue being available for reference for the next few months. Our publications and files will be available at the Modern Records Centre, Warwick University – further details on this will be available soon.
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Always in solidarity,

Central America Women’s Network


Latest publications

briefing papers

Reflections on the road travelled by CAWN: 25 years of solidarity and promoting women’s rights. November 2016

English | Spanish

In this, our final publication, we look at the work done since our 20th Anniversary newsletter in 2011. We review the developments in the main thematic areas on which CAWN has focused since the beginning, considering what has and has not changed since 1991. This is followed by a reflection on CAWN’s own evolution, from loose network to charity, and some thoughts about our legacy and the future.

Women, water and tourism in Costa Rica. July 2016

Changes in the use of water due to tourism development affect gender relations in households, communities and markets. The dynamics of inequality have a number of different levels: between tourism enterprises and local residents; between men and women; and between women of different social classes and nationalities. In contrast to most research on this topic to date, this research by Stroma Cole, Lucy Ferguson and Ruya Leghari shows that gender matters in the analysis of tourism and water.

Empowerment Approach in Tourism, The Voices of Nicaraguan WomenOctober 2015

Tourism features in most Development Agendas, such as the Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development . It also features in free trade agreements and in most international development strategies. Its global reach has placed tourism at the heart of decision-making in all spheres, political, financial and economic. The Responsible Tourism movement has been gathering pace and Nicaragua is currently in the process of developing a strategy on Gender and Tourism.

 Women’s Reproductive Rights. September, 2015

English | Spanish

Maternal and reproductive health is critical to address in order to improve the rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in many developing countries. Maternal health and reproductive rights are intertwined, especially women’s rights to control their fertility and to choose when to become pregnant. But reproductive rights are very contentious in many countries in Latin America, in particular access to contraception and the termination of pregnancies. We provide an overview of the situation in the region with a focus on women in El Salvador.


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