Posted on 17 March 2011 by graciela
Today, on this special day I ask myself: Where is my tolerance? As I browse through the news feed of my Facebook account, I feel extremely annoyed. I read my friend’s status with cute messages directed to the women in their lives: “Congratulations little women, enjoy your day,” “Congratulations women, for being the most beautiful thing in the world” and so on…
Posted on 23 December 2010 by graciela
One of the things I love the most about participating in this blog is that I get to share with you my thoughts, but also (and most important) I get to read about other experiences around the world.
Posted on 19 October 2010 by graciela
September 28th was the Latin American Day for Decriminalization of Therapeutic Abortion. In Nicaragua a group of women handed over a sample of 37,000 signatures and also another sample of 6,000 postcards sent in by Amnesty International activists acting in solidarity with Nicaraguan women. Leaders of the Strategic Group for the Decriminalization of Therapeutic Abortion turned over the signatures to a representative of President Daniel Ortega in the offices of the Sandinista political party (which is also the Presidential House).
Posted on 20 August 2010 by graciela
I feel a little bit worried. More than a little bit actually. Since I started to learn more about feminism I can see some things I didn’t before. Right now, everyone who knows me can tell you that I am a feminist, or at least that I am trying to be one. Sadly in Nicaragua that is a label that can diminish who you are and establish how seriously you can be taken.
Posted on 20 November 2009 by siobhan
There has been escalating civil unrest and violence in Nicaragua following a controversial ruling in October to overturn a constitutional ban on presidential re-election, allowing Ortega to run for re-election in 2011. Protests further escalated on the anniversary of the November 9, 2008 municipal elections, widely believed to have been stolen (see: In Nicaragua, former Contra leader warns of armed resistance). In response to growing dissent, Ortega’s government has cracked down on protesters, who are largely students and youth. In the beginning of November a leader of the Autonomous Women’s Movement was arrested (see Journalist blames Nicaraguan government for brutality during arrest and Nicaraguan reporter denounces attack by police).