In Nicaragua, AMNLAE employs part-time Coordinators.
In 2011, CEMOPLAF reached 50,559 community members through information, education and communication activities, and AMNLAE, 52,440.
In Nicaragua, AMNLAE coordinated young people to participate in local and national summits to ensure their representation in political dialogue.
During the early years after the revolution, AMNLAE proposed three laws: (1) the adoption law; (2) the Law Regulating Relations Among Mother, Father and Children, which provides that the father and mother are jointly responsible for the care, upbringing, education and legal representation of children as well as the administration of the their property; and (3) the support law (AMNLAE, 1986b).
In 1983, AMNLAE was instrumental in opening the Managua Women's Legal Office, which handled mostly civil family law cases, but occasionally intervened in rape cases.
As a result, AMNLAE initiated a new agenda, which included a serious investigation of the power relations between men and women.
The women's movement has also grown in the last four years with the revival of AMNLAE, the FSLN-led group and the appearance of Nicaragua's first openly feminist organizations.
1994 Report of the National Executive Committee of AMNLAE and interviews with Dora Zeledon, National Coordinator of AMNLAE, 7 January 1994 and 5 July 1995.
For instance, the Frente's jealous management of AMNLAE
is seen by many as having thwarted the emergence of an autonomous pro-Sandinista women's movement.
From first being officially identified with and reduced to AMNLAE
, the female arm of the Sandinistas, the women's movement has dramatically expanded and now encompasses activities varying from communal soup kitchens and women's economic collectives to women's centres offering comprehensive medical, psychological, and legal support for victims of domestic violence.
The fact that so many women do abort, despite the danger, indicates that AMNLAE may have misread its surveys of women's attitudes.
During the darkest years of the war, 1984 and 1985, AMNLAE devoted most of its energy to supporting the defense effort, leading some women to grumble that it had become an association of the mothers, wives, and girlfriends of soldiers and the war dead.