WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Nicaraguan Women Under Repression

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 18 April 2019
800 21st Street Northwest Room 403 Washington, DC 20052

(AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Join the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) in partnership with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Voices of Nicaragua, and the GW International and Comparative Law Program for a panel to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Nicaraguan political and social crisis.

Panelists will address issues for women in leadership roles in the context of protests and the effects of repression (human rights, political participation, press freedom, economy and youth). This panel will include prominent International experts and Nicaraguan activists who have been working for gender equality, justice, democracy and freedom.

Event Details:

Thursday, April 18, 2019

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Claudia Paz y Paz, Director for Central America and Mexico of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

Haydee Castillo, Nicaraguan women’s rights activist, and a leader of the opposition group, “Blue and White National Unity”

Alejandra Espinoza, Co-Founder of Voices of Nicaragua

With introductions and comments by:

Mary Ellsberg, Director of Global Women’s Institute, The George Washington University

Geoff Thale, Vice President of Programs of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)

Rosa Celorio, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, The George Washington University Law School


And music by Nicaraguan musician Elena Lacayo