Factory workers protesting peacefully are violently attacked and detained by riot police in Nicaragua

7 July, 2016 Last week, Nicaraguan workers suffered the most recent attack on their rights during the storming by riot police of the Korean-owned Sae A Tecnotex SA, a factory situated in the free-trade zone of Tipitapa in Nicaragua. Workers in the factory had been peacefully campaigning for improved working conditions, such as access to […]

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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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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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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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