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Indigenous languages

Access to Indigenous languages Changes in demographics in the last few years have shown an increasing number of Indigenous peoples of Latin America arriving at the border and asking for asylum. Although Census data shows increases as well, there are big levels of underreporting due to many factors including the way […]

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 […]

Hasta Aqui No Mas

¡Hasta Aqui No Mas! is a multimedia educational campaign that aims to engage Latin@s in a dialogue about sexual violence. Two public service announcements (PSAs) videos were created to promote the initiative, which feature Latin-American men and women confronting sexual violence. The PSAs promote attitudes and behaviors that empower men and […]

Coaching Boys Into Men

“Using the metaphor about coaching, we work with coaches and athletes on issues about masculinity, healthy masculinities, and social norms to prevent dating violence.”  —Brian O’Connor, Director, Public Education Campaigns & Programs, Futures Without Violence Coaching Boys into Men is an evidence-based violence prevention program that engages athletic coaches with their […]

Instituto Promundo Program H

“When you do something well, you should share with the world.” —Promundo Program H aims to transform social norms, attitudes and beliefs that are harmful for men’s health and to promote healthy forms of masculinity. Designed as a group education curriculum to engage young men from urban or rural backgrounds, Program […]

Historias de Hombres

The Men’s Story Project  The Men’s Story Project (MSP) promotes healthy masculinity and prevention of gender violence.  The program consists of the development of public presentations in which men analyze social norms around masculinity and gender relations through candid stories about their life experiences. The stories cover issues such as paternity, […]

National Compadres Network

“This is not a program, it is an approach, it is a commitment to a way of life.” —Jerry Tello Based in a profound understanding and respect of the Latin@ culture, National Compadres Network  aims to teach Latino men about their positive values, beliefs, traditions, and history by connecting them with  […]