Observatory against Street Harassment Nicaragua

The Observatory against Street Harassment (OCAC) Nicaragua is an organization that seeks to make street harassment visible as a form of gender violence. The OCAC was created in Chile in 2013 as a space where women and men can give testimonies and their opinion regarding the aggressions that occur in the public thoroughfare. Starting in 2014, the OCAC LatAm Node Network was established in Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Uruguay. The OCAC is also part of the Latin American and Caribbean Network against Street Sexual Harassment, following the organization's standards in the region: Acción Respet in Argentina, Chega de Fiu Fiu in Brazil, Stop street harassment in Peru, and Hollaback in the Bahamas Ecuador and Colombia.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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