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Survival through loss: A field study of the Nicaraguan women's movement's perceptions of loss, its remobilisation and the motivators in the struggle for the right to abortion.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Nicaraguan women's movement has remobilised through the severe loss that the total ban on abortion in 2006 implied. The women active within the movement face a shrinking political space, lack of resources, repression and threats, still they continue to struggle for the right to abortion. This field study explores the determinants of the survival of the Nicaraguan women’s movement analysing the activists' perceptions of loss and the mechanisms of activist retention. The results of the study points to the importance of the ideology and collective identity for the feminist women within the movement, concluding that it would seem that no matter of negative perceptions of defeat, the costs of activism or how unreachable the goals are perceived to be, the activists will continue to struggle for women's equal rights to life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298043DiVA: diva2:944324
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Master Programme in Political Science
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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