Gender-based violence

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Written By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D., María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, M.Psy. and Paula Gomez Stordy, M.Ed., Esperanza United Over the last few weeks, Puerto Rico has experienced numerous earthquakes that have disrupted daily life, to say the least. The earthquakes caused structural damage to buildings, causing people to go without electricity for […]

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we talk to Tina Figueroa Rodriguez, Program Manager at Community Action Partnerships of Madero County in Fresno, California. As a strong Latina leader, speaker, and inspiration, Tina talks to us about what it means to be in the minority on powerful boards, what differences she saw in […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and every year, Esperanza United aims to raise awareness about domestic violence in connection with partners as a part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. As part of this project, national violence prevention organizations work to create unified messaging that will reach a wide […]

As we mourn the results of the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, we are also inspired to action. 

Esperanza United commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or like they […]

The information in this blog is part of Esperanza United’s report, available to download at the bottom of this page. Please see the original report for information and proper citation. Since 2011, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the arrival of Latina immigrant women and their children, primarily […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so we spoke with the mother of a family that has participated in our Fuerza Unida Amig@s program, and she told us how it impacted her husband, teenage daughters, and herself as a mother. The original interview was conducted in Spanish by Esperanza United’s […]

Believing in the strengths of Latinas, their families and their communities is a main philosophy of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), a national Latina organization founded in St. Paul, MN in 1982 whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. Our belief that strong communities -not […]