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In Nicaragua's case, one can trace a historical continuity from the first Sandinista political statements on women and their actions during the insurrectionary years, through the post-triumph period, including the new Constitution and the FSLN's proclamation on women. The Nicaraguan case has been characterized by the FSLN's stated political recognition of the need for women's liberation within the larger revolutionary process, accompanied by a concrete and ongoing struggle within the revolutionary process by women themselves. Women nicaraua Nicaragua ncaragua struggling, and have struggled, not in opposition to the revolution, but as an integral part of it.

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The office has a staff of psychologists, as well as lawyers, and they offer psychological assistance to women who want it.

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Nicaragua has borrowed much from traditional socialist formulations of what to do about women's emancipation and has made substantial strides forward, both in generalized consciousness and concrete changes. Furthermore, Nicaraguan women have made ificant progress in improving their status in the last eight years, a remarkable feat in any context, but even more unusual given the reality of the ongoing contra war.

There is a tremendous strain on women in general in Nicaragua, and particularly those whose paid work falls under the general rubric of "reproductive" nicaragau, although it serves the public at large.

The largest jump has been in year-round work, as women have traditionally worked mainly as seasonal laborers. During the s, when lax enforcement expanded access to nicaraguz abortion, studies conducted at a large maternity hospital in Managua determined that illicit abortions ed for 45 percent of admissions and were the leading cause of maternal deaths.

During the last several years, more institutions have begun to take the problem of child care seriously as an issue that must be dealt with at the institutional level. Women in the movement against Somoza Many women who became politically active in the fight against the Somoza dictatorship in fact did so from an initial desire to protect their children.

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nkcaragua The need for sexual education and family planning was also brought up, as were abortion, domestic violence and the need for new family laws. Nicaragua's new Constitution, ed into law in January ofaddresses itself to a of issues essential to women's status in Nicaragua. Since nicarabua, AMNLAE has been able to make the shift from an organization committed to overthrowing the dictatorship to a movement of women committed to consolidating their country's revolution, upon which their own emancipation as women is predicated.

The June meeting held exclusively with women in Managua is pointed to by many women activists as an important demonstration of women's participation in the ongoing revolutionary process. The political struggle around the passage of the law, including heated discussions about its title—some wanting to retain "patria potestad," with others arguing that fathers should precede mothers—made it clear that women had a long battle ahead of them, most obviously in terms of breaking down a very o ideology of machismo.

Early initiation of sexual activity and limited practice of contraception contribute to this phenomenon, as does the very character of the Nicaraguan economy. Because men assume little of the domestic workload, the growth in female labor force participation nicaragha meant a double workday for many Nicaraguan women.

One analyst in the Office on Women says that the proclamation has played a prime role in pushing many individual men forward ideologically. These development projects included a self-help housing project, food aid packages, and a construction cooperative. Laundry is backbreaking work, done by hand.

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According to a study by the government's Office on Women, women in the industrial sector are also concentrated in the lowest levels of the Ministry of Labor's national salary scale and though they are the majority of workers in certain occupations such as textiles, men still occupy the bulk of the supervisory positions. With the idea that off were going to learn to read, that they were going to learn many things that they didn't know, with this we integrated in the process of the Revolution," Ser madre en Nicaragua Being a Mother in Nicaragua The change for them is from isolation to integration.

But in Nicaragua today many women who identify themselves as revolutionaries see the situation as more complex. In addition, the development of childcare centers in the rural areas is helping to ensure the continued high participation of women in agricultural work.

It deals quite directly with the issue of machismo by identifying domestic tasks as the responsibility of both men and women. The FSLN began integrating women into their guerrilla forces in Women of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds ed both sides of the conflict as part of the Sandinista revolutionary forces, and as part of the counter-revolutionary forces.

The maternal mortality ratio is at 0.

The legal office has had to overcome women's traditional timidity and fear in publicly discussing problems that have long been considered exclusively "private" and better left unexamined. The long months that agricultural workers spend away from home harvesting coffee and cotton greatly disrupt family life and often lead to abandonment.

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Because neither AMNLAE nor the FSLN explicitly challenged the sexist controversies, they subsequently fell to a much more traditional and conservative party led by a woman president fulfilling the typical gender-roles that Nicaraguan feminists felt that women desperately needed to dismantle during the revolution. Women make up FSLN representatives from Nicaragua's Region III Managua and surrounding areas have said that the need for kf more concerted family planning program is essential in order to even begin to deal with the many problems caused by Managua's burgeoning population.

At the same time, some limitations in the theoretical conceptualization of women's oppression remain, primarily in the way the interaction between the productive and reproductive sector is theorized.

Overall, women were less educated, had fewer financial resources, were employed in less-skilled, lower-paying jobs and had fewer civil and legal rights than men. Parents must work together to maintain the home and provide for the integral development of their children, with equal rights and responsibilities.

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It also funded and completed t development projects. Conceptualizing women: Old styles die hard Sincea foundation—both legal and political—has been set in place that has the potential to affect ificant transformations in the lives of Nicaraguan women.

Nicaragua, Women have made considerable advances in the agricultural sector as a result of legislation that recognizes their essential participation in that area. By the age of 24, Ms. Both the ATC, the farm workers' association, and UNAG, the union of small farmers and cattle ranchers, have task forces specifically devoted to incorporating more women into agriculture. Although men heavily outed women in the leadership positions within FSLN ranks, women consisted of approximately 25 to 30 per cent of the members.

There were others where men refused to let their wives go.