A call to action for inclusive gender-based violence services for Black/Afro Latin@s

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) adds our voices to the call for attention to Black Latin@ experiences of gender-based violence. As advocates, researchers, and practitioners, we acknowledge the need for linguistic, culturally and racially inclusive gender-based violence services in the Latin@ community and recommend approaches for building on these services to better represent Black Latin@s. For the purpose for this report we will be using Afro-Latin@ as an umbrella term for Latin@s with African ancestry. 

“From North America to the Southern Cone, the concept of Afro-Latinidad in the Americas continues to stir deep emotional responses while inspiring local, national, and international movements for racial justice and equality.” 

– Women Warriors of the Afro Latin@ Diaspora 

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