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Category Archives: Public Policy

This week the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule[1] requiring employers that receive federal contracts to provide paid sick leave for their employees. DOL estimates 1.15 million federal contract employees will benefit, including hundreds of thousands who are not currently guaranteed a single paid sick day. These workers will join the approximately 11 […]

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By Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement and Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Coordinator On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court came to a split decision on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). The four/four non-decision sends the judgment back to the lower […]

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Originally published by Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD, Professor Emerita at Ryerson University. Click here to visit the Center for Digital Aging’s website. “Imagine all the people Living life in peace” -John Lennon June 15th is the eleventh commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)! This blog is about the power of imagination … how it […]

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Systems change is a process that involves responding to an instance of lack of language access (for example) and builds on that one experience to create significant change in a system or service. The following steps were outlined through an interview with Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina women located in Albuquerque, […]

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 2016 STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Joint Meeting Remarks by Z. Ruby White Starr, March 29, 2016 I joined Casa de Esperanza as their Chief Strategy Officer in July of last year after working at various mainstream organizations. Since then I’ve had some time to reflect […]

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By Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change Beginning on February 21, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend a week long domestic violence knowledge exchange in China, as part of the U.S. Delegation that brought together a group of experts on this topic. This trip was part of the People to People Exchange […]

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By Andrea Carcamo, Policy Analyst & Legislative Liaison Direct services are a way to help survivors of sexual assault after the fact, but prevention addresses the issue at its root. Although large companies and media outlets have the power to improve the discourse on sexual assault by bringing content to our phones, TVs and computer […]

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By Mónica Ramírez Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy at the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras Empowerment at the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement More than 600,000 women across our nation are responsible for harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day. We all benefit from their […]

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By Andrea Carcamo, J.D., Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison; Pierre R. Berastaín,  Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement; Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change Trafficking in Persons consists of  the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person by means of threat or use of force or coercion to achieve the consent of a […]

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Within the last two years, sexual assault on college campuses has made the national spotlight. Currently, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education is investigating 208 cases of civil rights violations from the handling of sexual assault reports at 167 colleges. That number is likely to rise, as college students and parents become more knowledgeable of their rights and begin to unearth the troubling ways in which college administrators deal with reports of sexual assault.

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