10 Reasons to Bookmark

There are lots of reason to bookmark but they all boil down to the fact that knowledge is power. On our site, you can learn about the custody, divorce, and housing laws in your state, and more. When you know the laws, you can make informed decisions and take the […]

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Intimate partner violence factsheet: Barriers to services

These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violencel evidence based facts. Studies have found that low awareness of resources for IPV, language and cultural differences act as significant barriers to Latina survivors’ ability to access services.

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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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Research and policy roundtable report

As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our […]

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The VOCA Fix: Bill Signing Day at the White House

By Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. Policy advocacy has two speeds: slow and really fast. Legislation and system change is typically a long game that can take years before a small, minor piece falls into place that allows greater movement. Yesterday was an exceptional day because, after years of advocacy efforts with lawmakers, […]

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Policy alert: VAWA, VOCA, FVPSA+ Reauthorization!

There has been so much activity in the House of Representatives in the last few weeks and we are excited to share with you the latest developments, what they mean, and how you can help. Specifically, we’re covering the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), American Rescue Plan (ARP), Victims of Crime […]

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Latin@ research: A conversation with Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz on Intimate Partner Violence in transgender lives

We’re launching a new podcast series highlighting Latin@ Research leaders and community-centered practices. For this first episode in the series, we’ll get to know Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz who published the first scholarly book offering a groundbreaking examination of Intimate Partner Violence in the lives of transgender people entitled, Transgressed: Intimate Partner […]

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