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Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Gender violence continues to increase in Nicaragua. In the first three months of 2021, according to the monitoring of Catholics for the Right to Decide, at least 19 femicides and 41 frustrated homicides were documented. These figures that exceed the 17 femicides and 30 frustrated femicides that the organization reported in the same period of 2020. Of the 19 documented femicides, eight of the victims were between 18 and 35 years old; ten were between 35 and 59 years old; and one was not identified. The report details that these murders, 13 occurred in the public sphere and six in private. Most were registered in rural areas (11) and the...more
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In May 2020, the Network of Women Against Violence warned about the vulnerability of the women, some of whom are even survivors of machista violence. The group indicated that among the more than 2,000 common prisoners released recently to house confinement are men who have committed crimes against women. Flores pointed out that such actions by the State make 'the situation of insecurity worse. We are institutionally unprotected'" (para 14-15).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The defenders of women’s rights denounced, through their report, that half of the murders are in impunity. Of these cases, three of the perpetrators are still fugitives, six have not even been investigated and one of them committed suicide. They add that of the remaining nine cases; five are under judicial process; three have been sentenced and one is under investigation. 'The machista brutality, encouraged by impunity and complicity of the State, is ending the lives of women, girls, and female children,' says the organization" (para 8-10).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In May 2020, the Network of Women Against Violence warned about the vulnerability of the women, some of whom are even survivors of machista violence. The group indicated that among the more than 2,000 common prisoners released recently to house confinement are men who have committed crimes against women" (para 14).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Of the 19 documented femicides, eight of the victims were between 18 and 35 years old; ten were between 35 and 59 years old; and one was not identified. The report details that these murders, 13 occurred in the public sphere and six in private. Most were registered in rural areas (11) and the rest (8) in the urban areas" (para 2-3).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"The Ortega regime, claiming to be concerned about justice to cases where women, female children and girls are murdered, approved a reform to the Political Constitution of Nicargua that established life imprisonment for 'hate crimes.' However, the measure has been criticized by feminists, since they consider that this is not the solution for machista violence. In addition, they have expressed that the reform is actually intended to be used against dissent, since the Ortega regime has repeatedly accused opponents of committing 'hate crimes'" (para 13).
Sept. 15, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Feminists from different civil society organizations have denounced, according to Confidencial reports, the vulnerability of women’s rights in the absence of state measures that seek to eradicate violence. Martha Flores, from Catholics for the Right to Decide, notes that in Nicaragua women are 'completely unprotected…because in this country justice is hard to come by.' The Ortega regime, claiming to be concerned about justice to cases where women, female children and girls are murdered, approved a reform to the Political Constitution of Nicargua that established life imprisonment for 'hate crimes.' However, the measure has been criticized by feminists, since they consider that this is not the solution for machista violence. In...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
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Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports of attacks against transgender women, and the NNP reportedly failed to investigate these cases appropriately" (p 23).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation in general and designates enticing children or adolescents to engage in sexual activity as an aggravating condition. The government generally enforced the law when pertaining to child sex trafficking. Penalties include 10 to 15 years in prison for a person who entices or forces any individual to engage in sexual activity, and 19 to 20 years in prison for the same acts involving children or adolescents. The law defines statutory rape as sexual relations with children age 14 or younger" (p 22). "The country was a destination for child sex tourism. The law imposes a penalty of five to seven years in prison for convicted...more
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"UNICEF’s 2016 State of the World’s Children, the most recent data available, reported 41 percent of women 20 to 24 years of age were married or in a union by age 18, and 10 percent were married by age 15" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"High rates of sexual violence against teenage girls contributed to high rates of teenage pregnancy, according to local NGO Information Center for Health Services and Counsel" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"NGOs working on women’s issues reported an increase in the severity of violence against women over the past eight years and that police generally understated the level of violence against women" (p 21). "High rates of sexual violence against teenage girls contributed to high rates of teenage pregnancy, according to local NGO Information Center for Health Services and Counsel" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, regardless of the relationship between the victim and the accused" (p 21). "The law defines statutory rape as sexual relations with children age 14 or younger" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sentences for those convicted of rape range from eight to 12 years’ imprisonment" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides for gender equality. Nevertheless, women often experienced discrimination in employment, credit, and pay equity for similar work, as well as in owning and managing businesses" (p 21). "Additionally, women’s wages were generally lower when compared with male counterparts, even for the same position and work performed" (p 29).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"The law provides for gender equality. Nevertheless, women often experienced discrimination in employment, credit, and pay equity for similar work, as well as in owning and managing businesses" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes domestic violence and provides prison sentences ranging from one to 12 years. The government failed to enforce the law effectively, leading to widespread impunity and reports of increased violence from released offenders emboldened by their release" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"As of August the NNP recognized 34 killings, of which 14 were femicides, while the CDD recognized 39 killings with 37 femicides" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation in general and designates enticing children or adolescents to engage in sexual activity as an aggravating condition. The government generally enforced the law when pertaining to child sex trafficking" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, regardless of the relationship between the victim and the accused" (p 21).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"High rates of sexual violence against teenage girls contributed to high rates of teenage pregnancy, according to local NGO Information Center for Health Services and Counsel" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18 years for men and women, or 16 with parental authorization" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"There were credible reports of forced early marriages in some rural indigenous communities" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The country was a destination for child sex tourism" (p 23).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The law provides for gender equality. Nevertheless, women often experienced discrimination in employment, credit, and pay equity for similar work, as well as in owning and managing businesses" (p 21). "Discrimination in employment took many forms. Although women generally had equal access to employment, few women had senior positions in business; in the public sector or in elected positions, women’s independence and influence were limited" (p 29).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits child pornography, and the government generally enforced it. The penalty for an individual convicted of inducing, facilitating, promoting, or using a minor for sexual or erotic purposes is 10 to 15 years in prison" (p 22).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Conditions for female inmates were generally better than those for men but were nevertheless unsafe and unhygienic" (p 4).
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and those convicted face one- to three-year sentences in prison, or three to five years if the victim is less than 18 years old. No data was available on government efforts to prevent or prosecute complaints of sexual harassment" (p 21).