Research and evaluation

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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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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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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A call to action for inclusive gender-based violence services for Black/Afro Latinas

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) adds our voices to the call for attention to Black Latin@ experiences of gender-based violence. As advocates, researchers, and practitioners, we acknowledge the need for linguistic, culturally and racially inclusive gender-based violence services in the Latin@ community and recommend approaches for building […]

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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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Special Announcement: We are now “Esperanza United”

It’s long been who we are but now it’s also what we’re called. As of today, Casa de Esperanza and our National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN) has a new name that better embodies our vision, mission, and approach – Esperanza United. Nearly forty years ago, a group […]

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