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For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating Latin@ leaders who have made their mark in the field of gender-based violence. In this blog, we are highlighting an inspiring leader, Dr. Irasema Coronado. Dr. Irasema Coronado is the director and professor of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University […]

Over the summer, as a policy & advocacy fellow, I had the incredible opportunity to work closely with Esperanza United’s national policy team and contribute to the Latin@ leadership program. This experience was nothing short of transformative, and it showed me the power that Latin@ leadership has to create lasting change […]

For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating and recognizing the remarkable contributions and influence of Latin@ leaders who have and continue to build and support healthy communities free from gender-based violence. From now until October 15, our “Empowering Latin@ leadership” blog series will focus on Latin@ leadership, highlighting the experiences […]

Latina individuals are not all the same – we have diverse experiences. It’s not just about our ethnicity but also about a bunch of other things like race, religion, etc. Each of these factors can affect our mental health in different ways. It’s not a one-size-fits-all situation, and we need to […]

By Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. About 10 years ago, I was writing my dissertation on the Violence Against Women Act and Latina survivors. Around then, I learned about the exceptional work Esperanza United (then known as Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities) was doing as a Health […]

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In this interview of “Conversations over Cafecito,” Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Specialist at Esperanza United, speaks with Rafael Medina, Director of Media at the Center for American Progress. The conversation focuses on the organization’s policies and strategies regarding gun violence in the Latino community. Rafael expands on the Center for American […]

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)’s WomensLaw project and Esperanza United are partnering on the Reimagining Enhanced Access and Capacity of the Hotline (REACH) Project. Together, we are enhancing and expanding the capacity of the WomensLaw Email Hotline, which provides free, confidential legal information and support in both English […]

June is recognized as Pride Month. In this installment of Conversations over Cafecito, Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Specialist at Esperanza United, conducts an interview with Amarilis Pagán Jiménez, Executive Director of Proyecto Matria, in Puerto Rico, to tell us about the services her organization offers to members of the LGBTTQ community.

By Laura Villarreal During the month of May, Esperanza United honors mothers and maternal figures who help keep their families strong. We know from our work how much energy Latin@ moms and mother figures put towards supporting their families. Some survivors do this all while they are experiencing abuse, which, when […]