gender-based violence

Understanding sexual assault in the workplace: New report

This report documents the voices of Latin@ community members in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and their thoughts on addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. The project’s objectives were to: Understand what policies, protocols, and practices business owners have in place to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace Learn about the gaps […]

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Announcing our 2024 Latin@ research and policy fellows

With over 150 applicants for our Latina Leadership Fellowship, Esperanza United is thrilled to introduce our ten summer fellows. From now until August, these next-gen leaders will develop their skills, networks, and knowledge to step into their power as rising researchers and advocates.   Xochitl Fuentes is a second-year International Affairs […]

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New podcast about bilingual advocacy services

We invite you to tune into the latest episode of Conversations Over Cafecito. In this episode, we sit down with Elvira de la Cruz, Executive Director of the Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center. This trailblazing organization serves Hispanic/Latin@ families affected by violence, ensuring they’re getting services from bilingual, biculturally-trained advocates. Join us […]

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We Say NO MÁS toolkit

Check out our toolkit, We Say NO MÁS, packed with valuable resources to help families have the sometimes-scary but needed conversations around boundaries, sexuality, and relationships. Our We Say NO MÁS resources can help you set up your children for success.

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Faith-based organizations and GBV service providers should work together 

Faith and religion play a significant role within Latin@ communities, influencing our values, traditions, and decision-making processes. Among Latin@s in the United States, 92% report that religion holds some level of importance in their lives. Cultural beliefs and religious teachings often play a significant role in shaping individuals’ perceptions and responses to […]

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New podcast featuring our Director of Family Advocacy

As we approach the end of Women’s History Month, we invite you to listen to a new episode of our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito. In this episode, we speak with our Director of Family Advocacy, Rosario de la Torre, who has been working at Esperanza United for over twenty years about […]

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Esperanza United calls for the passage of HF4417/SF4258

Esperanza United is thrilled to announce that House File 4417 was set over for consideration in the omnibus bill by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee in the House of Representatives. HF4417 and its companion Senate File 4258 will create a task force to help Minnesotans better understand the root […]

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