During these tough times with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have encountered a second crisis: rampant femicide in Puerto Rico. Numbers from various sources indicate that there have been cases of gender violence every week; two of them occurring within the last week. Sexism in Puerto Rico is not a recent problem, but one that has been embedded in our culture for years. Therefore, we would like to solidarize ourselves with the families of Andrea Ruiz Costas and Keishla Rodriguez Ortiz, and give support to people who may be going through similar situations.

Below you will find a list of support groups and organizations that will be able to help:

Paz Para La Mujer: pazparalamujer.org

  • Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos
  • Casa de Todos
  • Hogar Ruth
  • Hogar Nueva Mujer
  • Apoyo y Orientación Legal 24/7
  • Proyecto Matria
  • Siempre Vivas

In addition to this, here is the letter from the UPR President solidarizing himself with the victims of gendered violence and indicating the various resources (like Titulo IX) that the university has to offer: