Service providers

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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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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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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New podcast featuring our Director of Family Advocacy

As we approach the end of Women’s History Month, we invite you to listen to a new episode of our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito. In this episode, we speak with our Director of Family Advocacy, Rosario de la Torre, who has been working at Esperanza United for over twenty years about […]

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Promotora Spotlight: Arlen Caro of Campesinos Sin Fronteras

Healthcare plays an important role in supporting survivors of gender-based violence and in Latin@ communities, that often means promotoras (or “community health workers”). They can be volunteers or professionals but their mission is the same – to help the community improve their health. And they were particularly important during the first […]

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Call for 2024 Research and Policy Leadership Fellows

UPDATE: We have extended the deadline. Applications are now at 11:59 EST on February 18, 2024. Esperanza United’s Research and Policy Latin@ Leadership Fellowship provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing research and policy advocacy careers. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and […]

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New podcast on human trafficking services

Join us this January on our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito, as we talk about Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In a conversation with Estefany Lázaro, from Esperanza United, we will explore the significance of preventing and addressing each type of human trafficking. Through an enlightening dialogue, we aim to emphasize that human […]

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Webinar: Mobile health units in Latin@ communities

In this webinar, we discuss the history of mobile health units (MHUs) in Latine communities and how this work continues to bridge the gap in healthcare for Latine communities. Sherol Hernandez from Vecinos Inc. (North Carolina) and Dr. Linda Laras from Centro Salud y Justicia de Puerto Rico discuss the positive […]

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