EL PASO, Texas — Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Some el pasoans are trying to keep more women safe.
La Mujer Obrera wants to bring awareness to the women suffering in the Borderland and in the world.
Thursday night as part of an international event, they hosted 'One Billion Rising: For the Love of All'. 200 countries participated.
La Mujer Obrera localized El Paso's event by having cultural dances, presentations and a play. The woman who wrote the play said she wanted to write about the kinds of abuse not just women face, but men, soldiers and even the earth. It's a process that's been theraputic for her.
"'ve never really spoken about it, but I was abused as a child and it was by somebody very close and I've always felt like I had to protect that person," said Celia Aguilar. "But I've carried all this with me and I understand that probably so many other women out there going through the same thing and I realize the most important thing to do is to share your story".
Aguilar wrote the play in a month. Her next goal is to write a second act for the play so far that is primarily monologues.
La Mujer Obrera's next event is international women's day on March 8th at Café Mayapan.