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These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violencel evidence based facts. Studies have found that low awareness of resources for IPV, language and cultural differences act as significant barriers to Latina survivors’ ability to access services.

Given the many challenges and structural inequities Latin@ communities have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, what have been sources of strength and hope for Latin@ survivors?  This summer, researchers from Esperanza United and The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health worked with survivors to learn about what has […]

The Build Back Better Act passed 220 -213 in the House today and we’re thanking Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all Members of the House who advocated and voted to pass this bill. This close vote represents a major step forward for protecting Latin@ immigrant survivors and improving the lives of all […]

“When you do something well, you should share with the world.” —Promundo Program H aims to transform social norms, attitudes and beliefs that are harmful for men’s health and to promote healthy forms of masculinity. Designed as a group education curriculum to engage young men from urban or rural backgrounds, Program […]

“This is not a program, it is an approach, it is a commitment to a way of life.” —Jerry Tello Based in a profound understanding and respect of the Latin@ culture, National Compadres Network  aims to teach Latino men about their positive values, beliefs, traditions, and history by connecting them with  […]

This document is our full IPV factsheet of evidence-based facts about Latinas experiencing IPV. While the number of studies examining intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latina populations is growing, research on this issue continues to be limited in quality and breadth. We have compiled what we believe are the most current […]

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) was founded more than 30 years ago to serve the growing Latin@ population in the Twin Cities region as a shelter from domestic violence. Over time Esperanza United has evolved from primarily being a service-oriented domestic violence shelter to using a more proactive engagement approach […]

National statistics about the experience of domestic violence among Latina women in the United States represent estimates that may vary by different methods of data collection. Studies have found that Latin@ youth who witness domestic violence are at higher risk for poor health outcomes. Immigrant women ( including Latinas) who are […]

Accessing resources: Federal benefits Federal laws governing benefit programs require federal agencies that administer the benefits to:  (1) develop guidance and eligibility requirements for “federal means-tested public benefits” and (2) identify which of their programs belong in that category. Although there is no statutory definition of “federal means-tested public benefits,” the […]

In celebration of Father’s Day we have invited members of our staff and network to reflect on their experiences having or being a father and or a father figure and how that has impacted their work supporting women and girls. In this episode, Emiliano Diaz de Leon and his 11 year […]