Yesterday we celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day. Hopefully, if you are Indigenous, you had some time to rest and recharge. If you are not, we hope you took some time to learn about the Indigenous people whose land you’re on and who continue to build vibrant communities across the globe.
Now that the holiday is over, it is time to get to work. To do that, we invite you to download our call to action for culturally specific gender-based violence organizations to better serve Indigenous Latin@s. Created in collaboration between the Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities and Esperanza United, this call to action examines the experiences of gender-based violence (GBV) among Indigenous Latin@s in the United States, the unique challenges in accessing care by Indigenous Latin@s, promising strategies in working with Indigenous communities, and recommendations for future work to address GBV among Indigenous communities.
Our intent is to highlight the strengths and realities of our Indigenous Latin@ families and to inform the continued work that needs to be done to bring justice and equity to our community.