Newsletter

New podcast about Women’s Health and Gender Violence

In this enlightening episode of “Conversations over Cafecito,” Aida Negrón, from Esperanza United, hosts a compelling discussion with Yamilín Rivera Santiago from Taller Salud. They explore the significant impact of gender violence on women’s physical, mental, and sexual health, and celebrate Women’s Health Awareness Month. Discover the vital resources Taller Salud offers […]

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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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REACH: Tech-facilitated sexual abuse

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time for us to come together to address and bring awareness to sexual violence in all forms. Technology has undeniably revolutionized the way we live our lives, enabling us to connect with others, access information, and streamline everyday tasks with just the tap of […]

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Esperanza United’s Advisory Councils: A Two-Part Series

Discover the dedicated individuals on Esperanza United’s Advisory Councils in our two-part video series. These council members share their experiences and the significance of their work in supporting Latin@ survivors of gender-based violence. Part 1: Policy Advisory Council Insights In the first video, hear from members Amy Hinojosa, Margarita Guzmán, Mary […]

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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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