Research and evaluation

Help create data on our Latina community

Hello community service providers! We’re happy to share our survey to inform domestic violence hotlines on how they can best serve Latino communities! We’re inviting Latin@s, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, Afro, and/or Indigenous, to join us by filling out the survey. It’s easy – just print and share this poster to encourage more people to […]

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Esperanza United is proud to announce our 2023 Latina Leader Fellows

We’re proud to announce our 2023 Latina Leader Fellows! After a successful pilot program last year, we are continuing the fellowship program, which provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. This year, we’re matching ten mentors with ten paid fellows -details […]

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Call for 2023 Research and Policy Leadership Fellows

Application deadline extended to February 17th Apply now for our 2023 Latina Leadership Fellowship! The deadline to apply is now February 17th. Esperanza United’s Latina Leadership Fellowship provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for a cohort of 10 Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. The purpose of […]

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Indigenous Peoples Day is Over. Now What?

Yesterday we celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day. Hopefully, if you are Indigenous, you had some time to rest and recharge. If you are not, we hope you took some time to learn about the Indigenous people whose land you’re on and who continue to build vibrant communities across the globe. Now that […]

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Announcing new co-chairs of our Research advisory council

We’re excited to announce the new co-chairs of our Research advisory council, Dr. Chiara Sabina and Dr. Carmen Alvarez. Dr. Sabina is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University and Senior Consulting Editor for Psychology of Violence. She centers her research on gender-based violence among Latinos […]

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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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A call to action for supporting Trans Latin@s in gender-based violence services

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) seeks to better serve the Trans Latina community. Gender-based violence (GBV) and culturally specific organizations have the responsibility to acknowledge the realities, barriers, and challenges that Trans Latinas face when accessing services from mainstream and Latina-specific gender-based violence services. This call-to-action report […]

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A call to action for culturally specific gender-based violence services for Indigenous Latin@s

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network), calls for equity in care and culturally responsive services for Indigenous Latin@ communities. This call to action examines the experiences of gender-based violence (GBV) among Indigenous Latin@s in the United States, the unique challenges in accessing care by Indigenous Latin@s, promising strategies […]

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