"When you get trapped in the destruction, open the door to creation. "

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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Puerto Rico: Majority of legal complaints in “post Hurricane María” devastation based on gender violence

María Suárez Toro ESCRIBANA October 19, 2017   442 cases of requests for protection orders for gender violence under Law 54 have been filed since Hurricane María hit the island on September 20, 2017. Women activists are stepping forward in support of women in their...

El Salvador Bill Would Put Those Found Guilty of Abortion Behind Bars for 30 to 50 Years

The right-wing ARENA Party has introduced a bill that would increase [the] penalty [for abortion] to a prison sentence of 30 to 50 years—the same as aggravated homicide.

Immigrant Women in Puerto Rico: Organizing in solidarity to help each other

María Suárez Toro ESCRIBANA November 1, 2017   The contagious sound of the women who came to meet at the Dominican Woman's Center on Monday, October 30 filled the air. They met with hugs, kisses, laughter and hundreds of anecdotes about the ups and downs of daily life...

Puerto Rico: Albergues para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia en Dificultades, Violencia contra ellas se acrecienta en lugares de Refugio

María Suárez Toro, Escribana 13 de octubre 2017   • Casa Julia y otras tres casas de atención están cerradas por falta de una planta eléctrica para poder operar, entre ellas la Casa Luisa Capetillo y el Hogar Nueva Mujer. • Hogar Ruth abierto con 35 mujeres, pero...

They’re terrified — but is it “credible fear”?

It’s like being totally lost in a dark forest with enormous twisted trees that are constantly moving and growing, blocking the way. Women mostly from  Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fleeing horrendous violence in their countries out of desperation and terror...

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