Meet Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager Where are you from? I am originally from a small town in the central valley of California, called Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is a very small and rural town, where most of the population is Latin@ and Spanish speaking. Ivanhoe is in Tulare County, California, and […]
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA, H.R. 2119), passed in the House on Tuesday October 26th and we’re thanking everyone who voted yes on the passage of this legislation. Now we ask the Senate to pass the companion bill (S. 1275) to better serve Latin@ survivors. The Family […]
In this short video by Our Lives News, our Director of Research and Evaluation and University of New Haven professor, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks about where the term gaslighting came from and how it is a form of domestic violence. Read the full article or visit loveisrespect.org for more resources on […]
In this conversation our Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks with the University of New Haven’s Director of Community Psychology, Dr. Melissa Whitson, about COVID-19 and its impact on gender-based violence.
It is time for the Senate to pass FVPSA! The House passed a bill to reauthorize FVPSA last October. Now is the time to contact your Member of Congress and let them know you support FVPSA Reauthorization (H.R. 2119) and want them to support it too. If passed, this bill will […]
Now is the time for the Senate to introduce and pass a strong VAWA reauthorization bill. The House already passed its bill (H.R.1620) and now the Senate needs to do the same. We need a strong VAWA for all survivors that builds on H.R. 1620 now. Latin@ survivors were among the […]
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the second half of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating our website’s new Knowledge Base, a searchable database of resources that strengthens services for Latin@ survivors. Today we present the Supporting Latin@ Student Survivor guide, a new resource we developed for campus administrators […]