WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Crisis in Nicaragua: Voices from the Movement

2:00PM - 4:00PM Thursday, 13 September 2018
Marvin Center Room 403 - 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

(AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Global Women’s Institute, JASS, the Latin American Working Group (LAWG), the Development Group for Alternative Policies (Development Gap) and the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Department at the Elliott School of International Affairs invite you to the following panel discussion:

According to the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), as of August 24, some 322 people, including protestors and human rights defenders, have died during the protests and related unrest that began in April and was met with a violent response by the police and para-police groups. Additionally, students, activists, religious leaders, and medical personnel are facing persecution and legal harassment. Thousands of Nicaraguans have been forced to go into hiding or flee the country entirely. According to the UNHCR, approximately 200 Nicaraguans are petitioning for asylum in Costa Rica every day.

Join us for a panel discussion on the ongoing nationwide protest, governmental response, and current human rights crisis in Nicaragua. We will be joined by activists representing the feminist, environmental, and student movements and the Caribbean Coast, along with Alejandro Bendaña, a Nicaraguan historian and former Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United Nations.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Marvin Center – Room 403 – Foggy Bottom
800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052