Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (CENIDH) was founded in 1990 to promote and protect human rights in Nicaragua, with a particular focus on women and youth. CENIDH is an independent NGO with a network of volunteers that provide human rights training to local populations. It is widely recognized. It is part of the Latin American Human Rights Network and has alliances and cooperating partners around the world. Despite political polarization between organizations and the government, CENIDH has maintained a critical, independent role as a human rights organization.
Cooperation with Norwegian People’s Aid began in 1998. NPA provides advice and practical support to training courses and information activities, including a radio programme. See CENIDH's website for more information.