Newsletter

Esperanza United is proud to announce the launch of the Enhancing Court Access toolkit

Our new “Enhancing Court Access” toolkit provides resources for judges, court administrators, advocates, and law enforcement professionals striving to make systems more accessible for survivors with intersectional identities or individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are underreported crimes that require specific attention in […]

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Celebrate Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month with us

It’s Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month! Regardless of what we call it, Esperanza United is excited to honor our culture and how it energizes us in our work to mobilize Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence. In the thirty days between September 15 and October 15, we will be doing lots to celebrate. […]

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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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Meet the team: Jeanette Bowden

Meet Jeanette Bowden, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, DV RISC and Firearms Project Where are you from? Born and raised in NYC but live in Georgia.  Both my parents were born in Puerto Rico.  I have a close relationship with the island. Where do you feel most at home? I feel […]

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Action alert: Tell your Senator it is time to reauthorize FVPSA!

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is an essential piece of legislation that survivors rely on for safety and services. The Senate re-authorization bill, S.1275, introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), passed out of Committee in July, and it is time to bring the bill to the […]

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Meet the team: Beverly Martinez

Meet Beverly Martinez, Youth Advocate Where are you from?  I was born in Puebla, Mx and have been in Minnesota since the age of 3. Where do you feel most at home?  I feel most at home anywhere when I’m surrounded by my family. What inspires you, professionally and personally? I’m […]

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Policy alert: VAWA Reauthorized

What passed Join us in celebrating the passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022, signed into law on March 15! This act will strengthen how culturally-specific organizations respond to gender-based violence. Its passage has been a long time coming – we started the reauthorization process way back in […]

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The 2022 reauthorization of VAWA: Ceremony at the White House

By Yasmin Campos-Mendez, MSW I was honored to attend a special ceremony at the White House on March 16th, the day after President Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 2022. This passage has been a long time coming as the reauthorization process began in 2016, and the […]

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Network Spotlight: Justice for Migrant Women

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 Justice for Migrant Women’s Founder and President, Mónica Ramirez.  What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and sexual violence?   I started my work […]

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Meet the team: Pamela Mercado Michelli

Meet Pamela Mercado Michelli, Project Coordinator  Where are you from?  I am originally from Isabela, Puerto Rico and have been living in Minnesota for the last 6 years. Where do you feel most at home?  I feel most at home when I am with my daughter wherever that is but, specifically […]

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