In the 70s and 80s, Maria Mangual and fellow founding members, took it upon themselves to respond to the needs of Latinas and their families in the Lower West Side of Chicago. Those early years were not easy and intimate partner violence was not an easy subject to talk about in la comunidad. But their dedication to cultivate leadership and to help Latinas trying to escape violence would not let them stop fighting! Compassion takes strength. They held parties to pay the rent and keep the lights on. When a fire broke out at their original location, brick by brick, they rebuilt their vision, transforming a small organization into a community pillar for families in the Greater Chicagoland Area. Mujeres Latinas en Acción is the longest-standing Latina organization in the United States. Throughout the decades, Mujeres' fighting spirit is renewed by supporters, like you, who know what it takes to build a community of compassion.
Mujeres Latinas en Acción knows that violence against women is systematized to silence them. We have spent 2018 fighting to be heard. We are fighting for our voices. Mujeres knows that change can only happen when each voice in our community speaks up;when we share the wide-ranging Latina perspectives & experiences of survival and triumph. We invite you to donate and join us in fighting for the bright future ahead.