We’re excited to announce the new co-chairs of our Research advisory council, Dr. Chiara Sabina (left) and Dr. Carmen Alvarez (right). 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 […]
Applications are now open for Esperanza United’s Latina Leadership Fellowship, which provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latin@ women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and scholarship at the undergraduate and graduate level. A total of 10 policy […]
These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violencel evidence based facts. Studies have found that low awareness of resources for IPV, language and cultural differences act as significant barriers to Latina survivors’ ability to access services.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this short video by Our Lives News, our Director of Research and Evaluation and University of New Haven professor, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks about where the term gaslighting came from and how it is a form of domestic violence. Read the full article or visit loveisrespect.org for more resources on […]
In this conversation our Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks with the University of New Haven’s Director of Community Psychology, Dr. Melissa Whitson, about COVID-19 and its impact on gender-based violence.
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 […]