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

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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Why American Feminists Should Mourn FEMEN’s Oksana Shachko

And how FEMEN cleared the way for #MeToo   By Nadia Kaneva This has been the summer of celebrity suicides. When the tragic passing of fashion designer Kate Spade hit the news, she was lauded for having created a brand that helped women be “both feminine and...

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...

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...

U.S. Supreme Court crushes hopes of millions of immigrant families

In a devastating blow to millions of children and their families, the US Supreme Court announced a decision on June 23, 2016 that effectively freezes DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans), and ties it up in court. This program would provide a legal path for...

Puerto Rico: Shelters for women victims of violence face challenges as violence against women escalates

María Suárez Toro, Escribana October 13, 2017 Casa Julia and three other women's shelters are closed for lack of electricity and generators, including Casa Luisa Capetillo and Hogar Nueva Mujer (New Woman’s Home). Hogar Ruth (Ruth’s Home) opened with 35 women, but has...

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