Political unrest and insecurity worsen conditions for women in Nicaragua

Nicaragua slid 30 places on the index, to 88. This deterioration was driven by women’s worsening community safety, which declined from 49 to 39 percent, and may be associated with rising political unrest. In April 2018, the government cracked down on antigovernment protests of a presidential decision to cut social security benefits, killing hundreds of protestors and injuring thousands more.