How did the role of women shift in post-war Nicaragua?

Nicaraguan women low-res

 

 

Nicaraguan women in the 1990s faced high unemployment, exploitation and discrimination. But thanks to Vancity funding to a grassroots group in this central American nation, women gained job and business training and micro-loans.

I wrote about this for Working Dollars, the newsletter for VanCity Savings Credit Union.

Click on this Nicaraguan women link to read the feature.

While in central America for six months in the early 1980s, I wrote a three-part series for Kinesis, the now-defunct Vancouver women’s publication, on the status of women in post-war Nicaragua:

  • “More and more Nicaragua women are organizing”
  • “Contradictions persist in Nicaragua’s sexual revolution”
  • “Mothers an active, respected force in Nicaraguan society”

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