Centro Paz para Tí: The role of rural women in a community-based center

Centro Paz para Tí was born in 2018 as a result of the impact of Hurricanes María (2017), particularly in rural areas. This space has become a resilient emergency hub, an educational center, and an economic hub for local entrepreneur women. This project pretends to break geographical and economic barriers by addressing gender violence and its intersections with economic justice and accessibility to resources (transport, education, essential needs). During this workshop, we would like to present the development of the center, the role of local women as domestic violence prevention facilitators and protagonists of this project, and their work engaging with the community.