This morning, the crew from Batahola Norte gathered in a big van to get to the march for International Women’s day. This is a huge event, with organizations, communities, and individuals from all over Nicaragua coming to march through Managua (on a very warm morning might I add), drumming and singing, to defend and celebrate women’s rights together. Representing the Center were the violence prevention team, the women’s group, and the youth involved in the project. Claudia Mercado, the communications coordinator in the project, felt the need to be present “to defend our rights as women and to call out this political system for the inconsistency in its discourse and implementation (specifically in prosecuting cases of femicide)”. No a la violencia!!