gender-based violence

Esperanza United is proud to welcome Vivian Huelgo as Chief Programs Officer

Esperanza United is proud to announce that Vivian Huelgo will be joining the organization as Chief Programs Officer tomorrow. Founded more than forty years ago, Esperanza United is the largest and most well-respected organization working across the United States to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence. Vivian Huelgo brings more than […]

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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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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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National Stalking Awareness Month: Resource collection

It’s National Stalking Awareness Month and we’ve put together a resource collection of tools for the community.  Learn A 2021 Pew Research Center study found that, “Black, Hispanic targets of online harassment are more likely than  their White counterparts to say they’ve been harassed online because of their race, ethnicity” This […]

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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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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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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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