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What passed Join us in celebrating the passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022, signed into law on March 15! This act will strengthen how culturally-specific organizations respond to gender-based violence. Its passage has been a long time coming – we started the reauthorization process way back in […]

Photo by @diapachecoo By Montserrat Castro Gomez March 8th is International Women’s Day. For some countries, it is a holiday and for others, it is a revolutionary movement. However, no matter what events, protests, celebrations, or conferences are organized around us, we regard March 8th as a day to honor women, […]

“Check out our letter from over 50 national organizations calling on Congress to deliver on five key policies women need to survive and thrive across the country, across communities and experiences, and across our lifespans. Then, add your name to sign on, too!” -United States of Women During the COVID-19 pandemic millions […]

On Wednesday, February 9 at 3:30 PM ET, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022. This important bill reflects a bipartisan deal that the government needs to do more to prevent and respond to domestic […]

By: Montserrat Castro Gómez, Policy and Advocacy Fellow Last Tuesday, January 18th, at 7pm EST, the National Organization for Women (NOW) hosted a panel titled Justice at our border: Addressing the barriers faced by undocumented women. This panel was the second in a series of an ongoing campaign launched by NOW […]

Join Esperanza United, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Angelina Jolie, and Senate sponsors of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization on January 19 for a policy day of action to ask Senators to co-sponsor and pass the bipartisan consensus bill to reauthorize the Violence Against […]

As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors. In this conversation we speak with Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Executive Director, Dr. Maria Corona. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and eradicating violence?   Like many of […]

Note: The application deadline has been extended to February 13th We have an exciting new opportunity for undergraduate and graduate Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. Esperanza United’s Latina leadership fellowship takes place mid-April through August and provides an $8000/each stipend to the 10 fellows selected for this […]

Meet Montserrat Castro-Gomez, Public Policy Fellow Where are you from?  I was born and raised in Querétaro, México.  Where do you feel most at home? Driving through the Mexican Federal Highway 57 (Carretera San Luis Potosí – Querétaro), the Atlantic coast of México, and having a meal with either of my […]

Immigration status refers to the way in which a person is present in the United States.  Everyone has an immigration status. Some examples of immigration status include: US citizen  Note: Although indigenous people’s roots long predate the creation of the US, they were not provided US citizenship until Congress passed the […]