Felicitaciones a Carmen Castelló Ortiz, de Seguimiento De Casos, merecedora del premio a nivel de todo Estados Unidos, Visionary Voices Award, dedicado a reconocer la gesta de personas que luchan para erradicar la violencia sexual. En hora buena Carmen! Un orgullo colaborar contigo. Carmen Estará con nosotras el 28 de abril en la Conferencia Anual de Agresión Sexual. Aquí la información de Carmen y el enlace a la página del NSVRC.
Carmen Castelló Ortiz
Nominated by Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, Inc.
Carmen Castelló Ortiz is a Puerto Rican defender of human rights and social worker. Carmen is dedicated to denouncing sexual violence in Puerto Rico through her blog. She also voluntarily developed the first national observatory covering the fields of gender and violence, specifically sexual violence in Puerto Rico. Carmen collects and analyzes data obtained from various government agencies. Through social networks she exposes data about situations of gender violence on the island. She monitors cases from the justice system, and does the follow-up on women and youth people missing in the country.
As a social worker Castelló have been an advocate for the rights and intercessor of persons institutionalized with mental health problems, forensic psychiatry, foster homes, and geriatric centers including those of the Children’s and Family Service Department. She was also an Intercessor for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. At the same time she provided support services to homeless people with substance abuse problems through guidance about upbringing a healthy nutrition for children while she assisted young pregnant women to complete their studies.