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

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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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...

Ambassadors of the sea: Youth committed to change

Giving the example, strengthening the sense of community and sea, the youth are an engine of change Article by Sol VallsThe Community Center for Diving and Ambassadors of the Sea is a non-profit social organization of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, founded in 2014 by local...

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...

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...

Immigrant women in sanctuary demand that state and federal officials listen to their voices

By Margie Thompson, ESCRIBANA In honor of International Women’s Day 2018, four immigrant women in sanctuary in Colorado united their voices virtually via video in an historic encounter across the miles to launch the  People's Resolution: Creating a Path Forward on...

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