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Support Camp GLOW 2018: DONATE NOW!

In Nicaragua, certain cultural factors, such as machismo, prohibit women from taking advantage of education and employment opportunities in order to fill socially constructed gender roles in the home. 285 mais palavras

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Boys to Gentlemen - Mini-Camp CHACA, San Juan del Río Coco Edition

Back in July, I had the pleasure of working as a camp counselor at Camp CHACA (CHavalos a CAballeros, Boys to Gentlemen), as well as working on the planning committee to organize the camp. 584 mais palavras

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My 32 Months With Implanon

First of all, if you are a person with capabilities of getting me pregnant, please do not even breathe in my direction – I am now more capable of catching the pregnant than I was yesterday. 736 mais palavras


Mini-Camp GLOW - San Juan del Río Coco

Build them up. This seems like such a daunting task, but one that is necessary. Joining the Gender and Development Committee seemed like a daunting task as well, but I did it anyway to try to make progress on issues related to gender equality in a world that so desperately needs it, and it has been such a blast since I joined.Back in January, I had a chance to select girls to attend this camp, so we could do just that: build them up. 557 mais palavras

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Video Highlights from Camp CHACA 2017

GAD Nicaragua just wrapped up Camp CHACA 2017. Stay tuned for blog posts about the event. Here’s a sneak peek to tide you over:

Video credit: Mario Muñoz


Why Camp CHACA is Important in Nicaragua: DONATE NOW!

In January, I was a co-director for GAD’s girls camp, Camp GLOW. The benefits of this camp are plain to see; in a world where women are consistently held back, whether it is acknowledged or systemically ingrained in our cultures and the way we treat each other, what could be wrong with giving girls an opportunity to learn about their bodies, flex their leadership muscles and participate in their own sassy and inspiring “Women’s March” in the beautiful mountains of Nicaragua. 670 mais palavras

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The stifling of women's reproductive rights

by Laura Mundy 

On his first full day in the White House, Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy – or to be more apt – the Global Gag Rule, named to reflect the silencing of women’s right to healthcare in one fell swoop of a patriarchal signature. 1.029 mais palavras