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

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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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...

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...

Entre Mujeres en Guatemala: Las mas fuerte solidaridad nace de las conexiones

María Suárez Toro, Escribana 10 de julio 2018 Perdieron tanto que ni siquiera habían alcanzado a contabilizarlo todo cuando llegó el grupo de CRAFTCO Guatemala a trabajar con ellas en la escuelita convertida en albergue cuando los embates de Volcán de Fuego a escasos...

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...

Teresa Suárez: “Hurricane María Also Planted Trees”

By María “Cuca” Súarez Toro for Claridad, ESCRIBANA February 5, 2018   A novel initiative developed by the owner of the Jardin y Vivero Plantas de Caparra, Teresa Suárez Toro could become an example for families and communities to contribute to the reforestation...

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