"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...

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...

The Endometriosis Diaries, Part I: If Pain Could Speak

  By Nadia Kaneva Nadia is a woman, author and scholar who has written a series of blogs entitled "The Endometriosis Diaries" about  her own painful and frustrating experiences of diagnosis and treatment.  We present Part One of the series here, and the rest can...

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...

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...

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