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Latin@ sources of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Given the many challenges and structural inequities Latin@ communities have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, what have been sources of strength and hope for Latin@ survivors?  This summer, researchers from Esperanza United and The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health worked with survivors to learn about what has […]

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Policy alert: The Build Back Better Act passed in the House!

The Build Back Better Act passed 220 -213 in the House today and we’re thanking Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all Members of the House who advocated and voted to pass this bill. This close vote represents a major step forward for protecting Latin@ immigrant survivors and improving the lives of all […]

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Cusp is a reminder of how far we have left to go

By Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager I attended the SHOWTIME special preview screening of Cusp at the SVA Theater in New York City, on October 27, 2021, hosted by Social Impact Initiatives (Film + TV) director, Locsi Ferrá. The screening was in commemoration of International Day of the Girl, and was […]

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A call to action for supporting Trans Latin@s in gender-based violence services

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) seeks to better serve the Trans Latina community. Gender-based violence (GBV) and culturally specific organizations have the responsibility to acknowledge the realities, barriers, and challenges that Trans Latinas face when accessing services from mainstream and Latina-specific gender-based violence services. This call-to-action report […]

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Member Spotlight: TEWA Women United

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 TEWA Women United’s Executive Director, Corrine Sanchez. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and sexual violence?  The reality of how many Native […]

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A call to action for culturally specific gender-based violence services for Indigenous Latin@s

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network), calls for equity in care and culturally responsive services for Indigenous Latin@ communities. This call to action examines the experiences of gender-based violence (GBV) among Indigenous Latin@s in the United States, the unique challenges in accessing care by Indigenous Latin@s, promising strategies […]

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ELEMENT volunteers build hope with Esperanza United

For the last 15 years, ELEMENT volunteers have been helping maintain Casa de Esperanza, Esperanza United’s local shelter for Latin@ survivors of domestic violence. In this video we salute our volunteers and talk more about our strength-based approach to ending gender-based violence. Email Beth Baynes at bbaynes@esperanzaunited.org for information on volunteer […]

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A call to action for inclusive gender-based violence services for Black/Afro Latinas

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) adds our voices to the call for attention to Black Latin@ experiences of gender-based violence. As advocates, researchers, and practitioners, we acknowledge the need for linguistic, culturally and racially inclusive gender-based violence services in the Latin@ community and recommend approaches for building […]

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Meet the team: Yasmin Campos-Mendez

Meet Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager   Where are you from?   I am originally from a small town in the central valley of California, called Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is a very small and rural town, where most of the population is Latin@ and Spanish speaking. Ivanhoe is in Tulare County, California, […]

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