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Femmes Nicaragua

Frontpage of the French pamphlet Femmes Nicaragua


This pamphlet is an excellent example of the alternative diplomacy pursued by the  FSLN in its struggle with the United States government in the 1980s. “Collectif Femmes Nicaragua” or Nicaraguan Women’s Collective, a French women’s organization, published this pamphlet to raise support for the Asociación de Mujeres Nicaragüenes Luisa Amanda Espinoza, AMNLAE (Luisa Amanda Espinoza Association of Nicaraguan Women). AMNLAE, which was named after the first woman to die in the war against the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, was closely associated with the FSLN and worked to develop ties to women’s organizations around the world. This network provided a means of gaining material support for the FSLN while also challenging U.S. anti-Sandinista messaging. Organizations like this existed all over the world, utilizing specific causes - like women’s rights, environmentalism, or pacifism - to direct various types of aid to the Sandinistas. 

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"Femmes Nicaragua," in World History Commons, [accessed June 13, 2024]