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What do we want to change?

Nicaragua is ranked 132 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Report, according to the United Nations Program for Development.Almost half of the population lives in poverty, a situation that is worse in rural areas, where it reaches 61.3% of the population, of which almost 13% are unable to cover their basic needs. Indigenous peoples coexist in Nicaragua (Miskito, Mayangna, branch) along with African descent (Garifunas, Creoles) in communities that are dispersed and difficult to access, raising transport costs and hindering the provision of basic services.

Access to potable water is a reality in which only 65% of Nicaraguans living in rural areas have. Half of whom don´t have access to adequate sanitation.

Gender violence is very apparent in this country. one in three women have been verbally, physically or sexually abused by a member of their family. From 2004-2011 there was an increase in violence by 122% and in 2014 there were 75 cases of reported femicide. Womans organizations try to support these victims. Therefore, we try and prevent these incidents and attend to woman who have been former victims.

In the past 50 years, Nicaragua has lost 50% of its forest area, compounding the effects of droughts, hurricanes and heavy rains caused by climate change. Because of its location, this is a country highly vulnerable to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and floods.


How do we do it?

  • We empower communities to prevent, detect and treat women victims of domestic violence.
  • We train local woman to be empowered and become involved in public spaces.
  • We promote legistlative change in order to protect woman against violence.
  • We guarantee better coverage and access to water and promote the use of safe hygiene practices and sanitation.
  • We work to prevent natural distasters.
  • We promote the use of alternative energy.

Who do we work with?

Alliance for Solidarity works in Nicaragua in partnership with civil society organizations from different fields (public participation, women's organizations, feminist, environmental, etc.) and local governments.

On a local level, we collaborate with la Red de Mujeres Contra la Violencia (RMCV), la Red de Masculinidades de Nicaragua (REDMAS), as well as other organizations which support womans rights and environmental rights (ADEES, APADEIM),particularly in the prevention of disasters (AMC y FADCANIC). in areas of sustainable development we work with many Spanish NGOs (ECODES, ONGAWA y AMIGOS DE LA TIERRA) in order to guaruntee the human right to the access of potable water.

Our work is funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and other international organizations and agencies such as the European Union - ECHO.

Ongoing projects:

  • We teach woman to be empowered and become leaders in their community.
  • Revitilation of observitories against violence.
  • The support and participation of companies in favor of women´s rights.
  • Installation of clean water systems in rural areas.
  • Equipment and workshops on natural disaster prevention.
Índice de Desarrollo Humano: en el puesto 124 de 188 países

Nicaruage has lost 50% of its forests due to deforestation for natural resources.

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