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With over 150 applicants for our Latina Leadership Fellowship, Esperanza United is thrilled to introduce our ten summer fellows. From now until August, these next-gen leaders will develop their skills, networks, and knowledge to step into their power as rising researchers and advocates.   Xochitl Fuentes is a second-year International Affairs […]

As the 2024 presidential race heats up, so do the dinner table arguments and heated debates about matters close to our hearts and minds. As battling opinions and passionate speeches take over our screens and conversations, we ponder how these controversial topics impact the people we care about. One such critical […]

Discover the dedicated individuals on Esperanza United’s Advisory Councils in our two-part video series. These council members share their experiences and the significance of their work in supporting Latin@ survivors of gender-based violence. Part 1: Policy Advisory Council Insights In the first video, hear from members Amy Hinojosa, Margarita Guzmán, Mary […]

Esperanza United is thrilled to announce that House File 4417 was set over for consideration in the omnibus bill by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee in the House of Representatives. HF4417 and its companion Senate File 4258 will create a task force to help Minnesotans better understand the root […]

UPDATE: We have extended the deadline. Applications are now at 11:59 EST on February 18, 2024. Esperanza United’s Research and Policy Latin@ Leadership Fellowship provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing research and policy advocacy careers. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and […]

President Biden and Congressional leaders are negotiating over how people seek asylum. And their decisions will impact survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. At Esperanza United, we recognize that our work to end gender-based violence is intertwined with the advancement of immigrant rights and safety. Efforts to end […]

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 […]

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 […]