Teenage mothers living on the street

Global First Aid teaches first aid to the teenage mothers and their babies that stay at the shelter in times of crisis and the volunteers of the charity Casa Alianza. http://www.casa-alianza.org/about





Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere where children and teenagers face grinding poverty, massive societal neglect and where they experience extraordinary obstacles to their development as happy and successful adults.

 

  • Two thirds of rapes reported between January and August 2011 involved girls under 17 years of age4
  • 30% of the total number of pregnancies in young mothers are teenagers5
  • Nicaragua has the second highest rate of domestic violence in Latin America, with one in every three women reporting physical abuse.
  • 46% of the population survive on less than $2 a day, and 15% of the population live in extreme poverty2

 

2/4/7Casa Alianza Nicaragua information document

5Amnesty International, Annual Report 2011, Nicaragua, http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/nicaragua/report-2011