Nicaragua

Numerous titling and registration programs have been implemented in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe as a necessary measure to ensure the property rights of smallholders and increase their access to other production factors, particularly credit. A major criticism of titling programs and formal property rights institutions (such as property registries), however, is their tendency to grant title for household landed property to just one person in the household, usually the male head of household.
Numerous titling and registration programs have been implemented in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe as a necessary measure to ensure the property rights of smallholders and increase their access to other production factors, particularly credit. A major criticism of titling programs and formal property rights institutions (such as property registries), however, is their tendency to grant title for household landed property to just one person in the household, usually the male head of household.
Nicaragua’s obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment are examined in light of Amnesty International’s research findings from recent country visits.
Craintes pour la sécurité / Menaces de mort Nicaragua: Patricia Orozco (f), coordinatrice de la Campagne du 28 septembre pour la dépénalisation de l’avortement en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes, et chef de file du Mouvement autonome de femmes.
An open letter from Nicaraguan feminists calling for letters of support from regional and international groups:
An open letter appealing for expressions of solidarity from feminist, human rights, and social justice groups.
Nicaragua’s ban on abortion, which criminalizes life-saving medical treatment, has had a devastating impact on women’s health and lives, Human Rights Watch said in the first-ever report on the human rights consequences of the ban, enacted in Nov. 2006.
In a letter to the Nicaraguan National Assembly, Silvia Pimentel, vice chairman of CEDAW, criticized the influence of “the hierarchies of the Catholic Church and some Evangelical Churches” in the draft reforms of Nicaragua’s penal code.
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