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

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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The day after…taking action after the shocking election of Donald Trump as U.S. President

It is shocking. It is appalling. It is despicable. It is scary. But it is most terrifying to the millions of people who face threats to their lives with promises to deport them all, to build a wall, to block them from entering the fortress of the US. It was working...

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...

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...

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...

Puerto Rico: Órdenes de Protección por Violencia de Género Constituyen la Gran Cantidad de Denuncias Legales desde “María”

María Suárez Toro, Escribana 19 de octubre 2017 • Se reportan en los tribunales 442 casos de solicitud de órdenes de protección por violencia de género bajo la Ley 54 • Mujeres activistas avanzan en apoyo a mujeres en sus comunidades: dos albergues que lograron...

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