Mainstreaming Gender Equality - Sida's support for the promotion of gender equality in partner countries country report Nicaragua

Ted Freeman, Milagros Barahona, Ane Bonde, Sarah Forti, Britha Mikkelsen, Guadalupe Salina
Serier – Sida EvaluationDescription:
A Sida EVALUATION REPORT 02/01:2 / Gender equality remains a challenging goal in the Nicaraguan context. On one hand, there is clear evidence of the burden of inequality which women face in terms of differences in income and the experience of poverty, in negative health outcomes, in victimisation due to inter family and sexual violence and physical abuse; and in under-representation and poor access to political decision making. For the most part these costs of inequality are recognised in Nicaragua by civil society and (to some extent) by government.