Factsheet: Elder abuse among Latin@s

Elder abuse is any action that causes harm or distress to an older person. Elder abuse occurs within the context of trusting familial or care-taking relationships and can include neglect as well as threats or the actual use of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological, or financial abuse.

A Call to Men & The Man Box

According the A Call to Men, “Healthy, respectful manhood means valuing and respecting women, girls, and LGBQ, Trans, and nonbinary people — and respecting and valuing oneself by striving to live authentically. The practice of healthy manhood is the path out of the ‘Man Box,’ and it is essential to preventing […]

New website feature: The knowledge base

Domestic Violence Awareness Month has officially started and we’re in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month. That makes these two weeks particularly important to Esperanza United and our work to mobilize Latin@ communities against gender-based violence. To celebrate the intersection of these awareness months, we are proud to announce the launch […]

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) was first passed in 1984 and was the first federal law to address domestic violence. FVPSA is administered by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, which is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and […]

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Each year, states and territories receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds to support community-based organizations that serve crime victims. VOCA funds are distributed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice and come out of the Crime Victims Fund (CVF), which was established by […]

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was initially passed into law in 1994 and has subsequently been reauthorized with key enhancements in 2000, 2005, and 2013.  With each reauthorization, VAWA has become more comprehensive in order to improve efforts to address the needs of all individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, […]

Nonprofits and lobbying

Nonprofit organizations, designated as a 501(c)(3), are able to do some “lobbying” as defined by the IRS, and there are many activities that are actually designated as advocacy which are permissible for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from any political activity which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or […]

A Conversation With Dr. Cathleen Cahill In Honor Of Women’s History Month

In this episode of Conversations over Cafecito, we meet with Dr. Cathleen D. Cahill, Associate Professor of History at Penn State to discuss her book, Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement, a collective biography of six suffragists of color–both before and after the ratification of the […]

A free flowing conversation on Afro Latinidad

Join us for a conversation on why the term Afro Latina was created and what it’s responding to. We explore how this term has developed and what the current narrative looks like for those who center their Blackness. Esperanza United · A Free Flowing Conversation on Afro Latinidad

Latin@ research: Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz on intimate partner violence in transgender communities

We’re launching a new podcast series highlighting Latin@ Research leaders and community-centered practices. For this first episode in the series, we’ll get to know Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz who published the first scholarly book offering a groundbreaking examination of Intimate Partner Violence in the lives of transgender people entitled, Transgressed: Intimate Partner […]