Latin America, Women’s Rights and Zika; governments response add to women’s burden

17 March, 2016 The mosquito borne Zika virus has become a primary concern for Latin America, reigniting debates around birth control and abortion in the region, and around to what extent government’s recommended methods of prevention, mainly addressed to women, meet the reality of women’s control. Following the first local transmission of Zika in Brazil […]

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Honduran activist Berta Cáceres assassinated

3 March 2016 Photography from DemocracyNow The Central America Women’s Network condemns the assassination Berta Cáceres, a Lenca woman and leader of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH). Berta Cáceres was awarded last year’s Goldman Environmental Prize. In awarding the prize, the Goldman Prize committee said ” in a country […]

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CAWN partner’s new project on Health and Safety of Women Workers in Nicaragua

16 February 2016  After Sandra Ramos’ speaker tour in London on November 2015, CAWN is pleased to announce that the Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women Maria Elena Cuadra (MEC) is to receive funding for a new project aimed at promoting the Health and Safety of Women Workers in Nicaragua’s Free Trade Zones.

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You can still show your support for women in El Salvador!

CAWN is actively supporting the Las 17 y más campaign which demands the freedom of women wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment following miscarriages or obstetric complications in El Salvador. El Salvador has a ban on abortion under all circumstances, including when pregnancy is a result of rape or when abortion is required to save a woman’s life. […]

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Sandra Ramos Tour 29 October to 8 November

12 November 2015 Sandra Ramos, the director of MEC, the Maria Elena Cuadra Women’s Movement of employed and unemployed women in Nicaragua visited London and during her 10 day stay  was kept very busy. Among the  pubic events organised, she gave a talk to LSE students who are members of the Central America Society  and […]

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Nicaraguan Partner, Sandra Ramos, on London speaker tour

3 November 2015 Sandra Ramos, founder and Director of the Maria Elena Cuadra’s Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women (MEC) is visiting London during the first week of November. MEC was founded in 1994. It is an autonomous, grassroots feminist organisation, bringing together over 75,000 women and working to promote the rights of women in Nicaragua.

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Briefing Paper: Women’s Reproductive Rights

13 October 2015 During the last Festival of Choice (September 22-28), which commemorates the Global Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion, CAWN presented a new briefing paper on Women’s Reproductive Rights.

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Festival of Choice || 22-28 September

21 September 2015 Tomorrow starts the second edition of the Festival of Choice, a week of events to raise awareness of threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls in countries around the world who do not have access to safe and legal abortion. The Festival also wishes to celebrate solidarity and […]

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Patriarchy and re-colonisation: the long shadow of Ortega and the Nicaraguan Canal Project

7 September 2015 British-Nicaraguan feminist writer Helen Dixon interviews Patricia Orozco, a Nicaraguan feminist and radio journalist with a long history of involvement in social activism and communication. Patricia is currently active in feminist and media circles, as well as working for women’s rights, community development and grassroots organisation.

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Honduran people’s demands for a UN-backed Commission Against Impunity and Corruption

11 July 2015 The Environmental Network for Central America (ENCA) has started an online petition to help gather individual voices of support with the Honduras’ people who are currently marching in the largest protests their country has ever seen, demanding an end to corruption. These demands are growing, but they need international support to pressure […]

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