Public Policy

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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International Women’s Day in Latin America

Photo by @diapachecoo By Montserrat Castro Gomez March 8th is International Women’s Day. For some countries, it is a holiday and for others, it is a revolutionary movement. However, no matter what events, protests, celebrations, or conferences are organized around us, we regard March 8th as a day to honor women, […]

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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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Apply for our Latina Leadership Fellowship

Note: The application deadline has been extended to February 13th We have an exciting new opportunity for undergraduate and graduate Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. Esperanza United’s Latina leadership fellowship takes place mid-April through August and provides an $8000/each stipend to the 10 fellows selected for this […]

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Meet the team: Montserrat Castro-Gomez

Meet Montserrat Castro-Gomez, Public Policy Fellow Where are you from?  I was born and raised in Querétaro, México.  Where do you feel most at home? Driving through the Mexican Federal Highway 57 (Carretera San Luis Potosí – Querétaro), the Atlantic coast of México, and having a meal with either of my […]

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