New Video: Ana’s Story
Ana came to the US from Guatemala to escape from her partner, who was violent and controlling. She joined MUA in 2017 and is now a leader at the forefront of our campaigns for domestic worker rights.
Ana explains why she is sharing her story:
Talking about what I’ve been through is very difficult. But I decided to participate in making this video because, at MUA, I have learned that women should not remain silent. Women are raised with the belief that we have to put up with many things, but that’s not true. It is time to end violence against women. We don’t deserve it and shouldn’t put up with it.
I have no words to express the gratitude I have for MUA. And not just for all my healing. I also want to thank Veronica for the salary negotiation workshops. Thanks to her, I have improved my working conditions greatly. That is something that they do not teach us even if we go to a university, and it is very, very valuable. I hope this video is a support to my community. Thank you, MUA!
Please donate to help women like Ana become strong leaders in our community. Donate today! Every donation we receive this month will be matched by a generous family that has supported our work for many years, all the way up to our goal of $30,000!
We are grateful to Ana for sharing her story, and to Aleixo Goncalves for creating this wonderful video.
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MUA is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a dual mission of personal transformation and community power. Creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality, MUA empowers and educates our members through mutual support and training to be leaders in their own lives and in the community. Working with diverse allies, MUA promotes unity and civic-political participation to achieve social justice.View All Posts by MUA - Mujeres Unidas y Activas