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Is this abuse?

Abuse happens in every culture, age, race, nationality and socio-economic level. It happens in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships, and among family members. Are you frightened by your partner’s temper? Are you afraid to disagree? Do you have to justify everything you do, every place you go or every person you […]

Wrongful arrests and convictions of immigrant victims of domestic violence stories from the field

We asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey. Among the questions, we asked whether service providers had encountered immigrant survivors who had been apprehended by the police and charged with a crime related to the abuse those victims […]

NRCDV speakers guide

Including the voices and real life experiences of survivors is crucial to our work to end intimate partner violence and abuse in later life at the local, state and national level. Hearing directly from survivors about their experiences and the impact of domestic violence on their lives can inspire and energize […]

NO MÁS infographic

More than half (56%) of Latin@s in the U.S know a survivor of domestic violence and one in four (28%) knows a survivor of sexual assault. Of those who knew a survivor, nearly two-thirds (61%) said they intervened and did something for the survivor. Of Latin@s who knew a survivor, the […]

ISpeak Cards 2004

Language identification flashcard in Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Cambodian, Chamorro, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yiddish. 

A scan of the field: Learning about serving survivors of human trafficking

Policy makers, researchers, funders and social service organizations across many sectors have given increasing attention to the issue of human trafficking. Many organizations that work at the intersections of human trafficking and other forms of violence such as domestic violence and sexual assault have worked to combat the issue of human […]

Latin@ DV stats

National statistics about the experience of domestic violence among Latina women in the United States represent estimates that may vary by different methods of data collection. Studies have found that Latin@ youth who witness domestic violence are at higher risk for poor health outcomes. Immigrant women ( including Latinas) who are […]

NO MÁS study

Lake Research Partners designed and administered a telephone survey that was conducted January 27th – February 10th, 2015. The survey reached a total of 800 Latin@s nationwide, ages 18 years and older, including oversamples of 100 recent immigrants (in the last five years) and 100 Latin@s ages 18 to 30 years […]

“Realidades Latina”: Impact of immigration

As the immigration debate wages on in the United States, researchers, advocates, community organizers, policy makers, and community members alike have taken note of the direct impact that increased immigration enforcement policies have had on the Latin@ community. This is especially evident in the area of domestic violence (DV), where for […]

DVAM facts poster

31 facts about domestic violence in Latina communities. 1 in 3 Latinas have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. 1 in 12 latinas have experienced domestic violence in the past 12 months. 63% of victimized Latinas experience multiple acts of victimization. 50% of Latinas who experience abuse never report it.