And this year, Lote23 will be featured in the A+ Marketplace, a new space set aside at this year’s summit to showcase women-led companies on the island. Participants now have the option of purchasing either a ticket at a 30% discount ($148) or else a full-price ticket ($211) from which 30% will be donated to a “Pay It Forward fund” dedicated to rebuilding local women-led businesses in Puerto Rico. Last year the conference drew roughly 1,000 attendees, up 400 from its inaugural year. The goal, says Gigante, is to “open doors for capital and resources for women to not only make their ideas come true, but to scale those businesses.” Animus hasn’t changed its mission since Hurricane Maria swept through the island, she explains.
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Given the strong legal, cultural and religious opposition to birth control in America in the 1950s, the prospects for this crucial next step appeared dim. 500 Women Scientists is thrilled to partner with Ciencia Puerto Rico on our newly launched, pod-wide Science Salons for Puerto Rico campaign.
Figueroa Miranda is one of hundreds of women in Puerto Rico marching on Friday at the annual “Paro de Mujeres” demonstration, also known as 8M, marking the date, March 8. were under age 25 at the time of the operation, having no daughters, husband or physician having decided on sterilization, sterilization failure, and living with a new partner . Altagracia Ortiz is Professor of History and Puerto Rican Studies at John Jay College, the City University of New York. She has written numerous articles on Puerto Rican women and work and is author of “Eighteenth-Century Reforms in the Caribbean”.
There may be a “green gender gap.” Men fear it’s not “masculine” to care about green issues. Previously, I thought American women were upset about sexual harassment and rape because all women are upset about sexual harassment and rape. Apparently, both places are pretty good at letting women access institutions, build credit and use property. Women are almost equally likely to get a job in both places, and women on the mainland are actually have better access to courts than women in Puerto Rico. While the same feeling of anger that Figueroa Miranda and iLe described has motivated them and hundreds of other women to march on International Women’s Day, not all women affected by these issues show up to rallies to demand change. Puerto Rico’s domestic violence pattern worsened over the last year as 51 women were murdered, at least 23 of them by their intimate partners.
Between April 2010 and July 2011, the population dropped 19,100 to 3.7 million. About 45 percent of the island’s residents live below the poverty level and at least 10 municipalities have poverty rates greater than 60 percent. The economy is also blamed for the slide in the birth rate down from 60,000 in 2000 to 42,000 in 2012. Puerto Rico’s colonial status gives the United States the ability to carry on effective population control programs in the world.
Emerging evidence from across the world suggests that it’s not enough for women to be financially independent and educated for the incidence of domestic violence to drop — though those are necessary puerto rican girls conditions. According to official sources, on average, 20,000 domestic violence incidents are reported every year in Puerto Rico, along with about 3,000 incidents of sexual violence.