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International Day of Women of African Descent 2023

In celebration of the Day of Women of African Descent on July 25, 2023, Esperanza United, Yvette Modestin with Encuentro Diaspora Afro, and Anne Hernandez, had a conversation about African heritage, history, and roots within Latin America and beyond. “Its important that this day gets celebrated and uplifted as the Day […]

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 […]

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.

Factsheet: Transgender Latina survivors of gender-based violence

This factsheet reviews GBV rates and risk factors, barriers transgender Latinas face accessing services, and protective factors. Research suggests that while rates of GBV such as intimate partner violence (IPV) are 1 in 3 among cisgender women, more than half of transgender Latinas may experience some form of GBV in their […]

NO MORE Conversation guide

This conversation guide for parents and caregivers was developed by NO MORE, in collaboration with Esperanza United, to help parents navigate difficult conversations with their children about engaging in healthy communications, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality.

Teen dating violence factsheet

Teen dating violence (TDV) refers to intimate partner violence that occurs between two youth in a dating or romantic relationship. Like intimate partner violence in adult relationships, TDV can include physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and stalking. TDV is recognized as a major public health concern that impacts adolescents from all […]

What is immigration status?

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 […]

Take action: Healthy sexuality

Take Action – Health sexuality Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to […]

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 […]

The Mask You Live In

According to The Representation Project, the documentary film, “The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. “Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages […]