Maria and her daughter survived years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her ex-husband. After her daughter got pregnant as a result of this abuse, Maria reported the crime to the police. Now, she encourages all immigrants, and specially women, to report all situations of abuse and to go to the police with confidence. Maria wants to tell all mothers to keep their eyes on their daughters and pay close attention to behavior changes, to empower them to speak up and to support them when they do.
Let this be a reminder for all of us that Maria and her daughter are just two of many women that have experienced a situation of abuse in silence. Let Maria's words be our inspiration to keep fighting the good fight, but most importantly to empower ourselves to speak our truth and empower other women to do the same.
Maria is very happy with the work Mil Mujeres's team did. She also thanks the Mexican Consulate for their support in this process.