This is a cross-cultural comparative analysis of the domestic violence policies of Nicaragua and Russia. While these two countries have striking differences, they both had socialist revolutions that established workers and farmers governments. The Soviet Union was the main economic and political support for Nicaragua following the 1979 Frente Sandinista Para Liberación Nacional (FSLN - Sandinista Front for National Liberation) revolution.
This article examines the domestic violence policies of post-Soviet Russia and Nicaragua. While both countries have serious domestic violence problems, only Nicaragua is taking an aggressive stance to eradicate the problem. The Russian government barely even acknowledges that there is a problem. My thesis is that the Nicaraguan government has a more progressive approach to ending domestic violence because there is a strong, independent woman’s movement in Nicaragua, which is lacking in Russia.
Della Giustina, Jo-Ann
A Cross-cultural, Comparative Analysis of the Domestic Violence Policies of Nicaragua and Russia.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 10(4), 34-52.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol10/iss4/3