Educates and organizes women to support women’s rights
Responding to the crisis in domestic violence in rural Goyena, the Women’s Rights Program began in 2013 with a series of workshops, interactive theater and discussions with thirty women in Goyena. The project had a significant impact over two years, and the women “demanded” more work on gender, women’s rights and violence reduction.
The present objectives are:
- Offer training for women and girls that includes a critical analysis of sexuality and social norms and builds greater protection from violence and sexual harassment.
- Sensitize women and girls to empower their sexual, reproductive and civil rights, enables the full exercise of these, and advocates for policies that recognize their human rights and confronts oppression.
- Works with women of Goyena and Troilo to plan and implement trainings in their rural communities.
- Trains ‘promotores’ to lead trainings in Goyena and other communities.
- Sends leaders to week-long advanced trainings at Canteras (Center for Communication and Popular Education) in Managua on Gender and Violence Reduction.
- Creates self-help and reflection groups in each community.
- Creates a women’s leadership committee in each community and support women’s projects to educate community members and students about gender and power.
- Organizes women to participate in and lead advocacy/marches in Leon for better policies on domestic violence.