Masculinity Network for Gender Equality (REDMAS) Men in Nicaragua Support Anti-GBV Legislation

In June 2012 the National Assembly in Nicaragua passed new legislation on Violence Against Women. Known as Law 779, it has an integral approach that seeks to protect women from men’s violence, guarantee the provision of quality services, prevent gender based violence and punish perpetrators. The law typifies “femicide” as a specific crime and prohibits mediation in the case of violent cries committed against women.

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