Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network What is human trafficking? Why do people keep talking about it? What does it have to do with me? The National Human Trafficking Resource Center defines human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, […]
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At the age of sixteen, Consuelo went to a party with some friends after work. At the party, one of her co-workers raped her. Had she been a witness to her own rape, she would have immediately named it rape, but because it happened to her and not someone else, she feared she had done […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
As the domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence fields have shifted to prioritize evidence based practice (EBP) over the past decade, many culturally-specific, community based organizations have been challenged to document the work they have been doing according to new frameworks. As the national Latin@ domestic violence resource center, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has had the unique opportunity to explore the evidence-based practice approach from a community-relevant and culturally specific perspective.
During our observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th and throughout the month of March, the National Latin@ Network is committed to recognizing the range of experiences of Latin@s who live with HIV and AIDS. This year, we hope to uplift the voices of Trans Latina women living with HIV and AIDS…
The DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign puts the power to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the hands of the community by providing resources and tools that help shape our children and youth into conscientious adults.
During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, it is important to recognize the roles that adults, including men, can play in teaching youth how to engage in healthy relationships. Below is a segment taken from Te Invito, Casa de Esperanza’s toolkit to engage Latino men in preventing domestic violence.