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This fact sheet is intended for immigrant communities, advocates, survivors, and allies. This should help clarify the confusion caused by recent changes to programs associated with public charges. We are providing this fact sheet because Esperanza United believes it is critical that individuals have access to accurate information on what services […]

In this Boletin, we provide: Definitions for mis, dis, and mal information Descriptions of how mis, dis, and malinformation impacted Latin@ communities and prevented access to life-saving services during the COVID-19 pandemic Tips for what individuals can do when they come across mis, dis, and malinformation in their networks. From our […]

Apply now for our 2023 Latina Leadership Fellowship! Esperanza United’s Latina Leadership Fellowship provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for a cohort of 10 Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and scholarship at the undergraduate and graduate […]

By: Yasmin Campos-Mendez, MSW and Oliva Garcia, Ph.D December 8 marked the National Day of Action for Latina Equal Pay Day. Esperanza United’s Director of Public Policy Olivia Garcia, Ph.D., and Public Policy Manager Yasmin Campos-Mendez joined Justice for Migrant Women, Poderistas, The Latinx House, MANA, and more, to host a […]

President Biden nominated Ms. Hidalgo for the Director of the Office of Violence Against Women position in late May 2022.  She currently serves on the White House Gender Policy Council (GPC) as the Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence and as Special Assistant to the President. Previously, she was Esperanza United’s Senior […]

Survivors of gender-based violence are not seen as a voting bloc by policymakers. However,  there are so many decisions that are made by non-survivors that end up preventing access to resources and life-saving services. This is not okay and survivors have an opportunity to make their voices heard during the midterm […]

Tell your Senator it is time to reauthorize FVPSA! We need urgent action to bring S. 1275 to the floor and for Senators to vote yes on passage. Contact your Senator today. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is an essential piece of legislation that survivors rely on for safety and […]

As a policy advocate and academic in social justice and victimology, I read things about domestic violence and sexual assault often. Ruth Glenn’s book Everything I Never Dreamed was incredibly thought-provoking and it also brought out so many emotions for me. More importantly, for the first time, I saw myself in […]

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are excited to present a new podcast series highlighting the voices of Latino men in the movement to end gender-based violence. We discuss how men came to the movement, what it means to be a Latino male-identifying person to end gender-based violence, and […]

Esperanza United is proud to announce that Vivian Huelgo will be joining the organization as Chief Programs Officer tomorrow. Founded more than forty years ago, Esperanza United is the largest and most well-respected organization working across the United States to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence. Vivian Huelgo brings more than […]