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Why Advocacy? 

By Isela Cereso Mendiola   We’ve all heard the repeated phrase, “You need to advocate for yourself” or “Advocate for what you believe in.” What do those phrases really mean? How does advocacy impact our everyday life?   Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as, “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal”. Although […]

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Fátima

By Maria Benavides, Policy Fellow For Fatima I waited to get picked up from school. The bell rang and I ran outside to play bebé leche with my friends. We laughed and jumped until their parents escaped the terrible traffic of Mexico City and they had to wave me goodbye. I […]

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Celebrating LGBTQ leaders during Pride month: Rick Gipprich

In celebration of Pride month, we invite you to listen to the second installment of our series lifting the voices of LGBTQ Latin@ leaders. In this conversation, our Senior Manager of Community & Capacity Building, Jose Juan Lara Jr. speaks with Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s Program Director and Campus Sexual […]

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Action alert: Tell your Senator it is time to reauthorize FVPSA!

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is an essential piece of legislation that survivors rely on for safety and services. The Senate re-authorization bill, S.1275, introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), passed out of Committee in July, and it is time to bring the bill to the […]

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Policy alert: VAWA Reauthorized

What passed Join us in celebrating the passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022, signed into law on March 15! This act will strengthen how culturally-specific organizations respond to gender-based violence. Its passage has been a long time coming – we started the reauthorization process way back in […]

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The 2022 reauthorization of VAWA: Ceremony at the White House

By Yasmin Campos-Mendez, MSW I was honored to attend a special ceremony at the White House on March 16th, the day after President Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2022. This passage has been a long time coming as the reauthorization process began in 2016, and the […]

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Network Spotlight: Justice for Migrant Women

As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors. In this conversation we speak with Justice for Migrant Women’s Founder and President, Mónica Ramirez.  What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and sexual violence?   I started my work […]

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