Blogs

Announcing new co-chairs of our Research advisory council

We’re excited to announce the new co-chairs of our Research advisory council, Dr. Chiara Sabina (left) and Dr. Carmen Alvarez (right). Dr. Sabina is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University and Senior Consulting Editor for Psychology of Violence. She centers her research on gender-based violence […]

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New podcast for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and we’re excited to share a new installment of our podcast featuring Felix Martinez-Paz, our Mens & Boys Engagement Manager, and Pheng Thao, Statewide Coordinator at Minnesota Men and Masculine Folk Network, about the role of men and masculine folk in preventing human trafficking and […]

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Network Spotlight: Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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 Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Executive Director, Dr. Maria Corona. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and eradicating violence?   Like many of […]

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Apply for our Latina Leadership Fellowship

Applications are now open for Esperanza United’s Latina Leadership Fellowship, which provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latin@ women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and scholarship at the undergraduate and graduate level. A total of 10 policy […]

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Meet the team: Montserrat Castro-Gomez

Meet Montserrat Castro-Gomez, Public Policy Fellow Where are you from?  I was born and raised in Querétaro, México.  Where do you feel most at home? Driving through the Mexican Federal Highway 57 (Carretera San Luis Potosí – Querétaro), the Atlantic coast of México, and having a meal with either of my […]

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What can I do to educate my children about sex?

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 engage in sex. The following […]

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Meet the team: Damary Rodriguez

Meet Damary Rodriguez, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator  Where are you from?  I’m originally from New York (Brooklyn) but live in Pennsylvania now. Where do you feel most at home? By the water whether it’s a beach, lake, pool, or river! What inspires you, professionally and personally? Helping survivors heal and […]

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Network spotlight: La Clínica del Pueblo

(Photo by Yusef Najafi) 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 the Gender and Health Program Manager of  La Clínica del Pueblo, Dilcia Molina. What brought you to the work of supporting […]

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Support hope and unity on Giving Tuesday

Dear friends, This year has punctuated the highs and lows of hope and hardship. The pandemic and its collateral impacts continue to weigh on survivors of gender-based violence, Latin@ communities, and our staff. Our Family Advocacy program alone provided emergency shelter to 65 people, including thirteen children and youth, supported 984 people […]

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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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