Tag Archives: advocates

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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Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers.  I learned how to become a “man” from what I saw on TV, magazines, and from the group of teenage guys I hung out with. I grew up without my father for most part of my adolescent years, therefore, I […]

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Written by: Jorge Vidal, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network When I was asked to write this blog, I wasn’t expecting we’d be entering yet another wave of xenophobic incidents as intense as we experienced after Sept 11, 2001. Human rights violations based on gender, sexual orientation, religious identity, ethnicity, and immigration status […]

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Services supported by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) make a difference to victims every day. When a survivor chooses to obtain a protective order — a critical safety remedy supported by VAWA — more often than not, it reduces violence. Threats to kill or harm decreased nearly 50 percent. Moderate physical abuse decreased 61 percent and […]

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By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz, Community Engagement Communications Specialist “Listen and respect” “Be our own identity-not what people want us to be” “How to take anxiety off your mind” These are some of the responses participants jotted down when asked what they learned from the 5th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference: Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción. More than […]

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Name: Kristiana Huitrón Title: Project Coordinator, Research Team Main responsibilities: Kristiana’s main focus is the Meaningful Collaborations project, which provides a toolkit for collaborations between mainstream organizations and culturally specific organizations to assure respectful, meaningful, and full participation and credit for all collaborators. Kristiana also coordinates the Research Team for webinars, the newsletter, the factsheets […]

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Name: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá Title: Program Coordinator Main responsibilities: Coordinate and implement training and technical assistance for campus grantees from the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). Where are you from? Caguas, Puerto Rico Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home when I’m cooking and spending time with my […]

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By: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember the many victims and survivors who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness about a social ill that affects 1 in 3 women. In the face of a problem of such epidemic […]

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #DVAM2016 and #ThisIsDV for daily facts about domestic violence. Click here to download these facts in an 11″ x 17″ printable poster. 1 in 3 Latinas have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime 50% of Latinas who experience abuse never report it Due to barriers like anti-immigrant laws, […]

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Written by: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator “Guilt is: I made a mistake. Shame is: I am a mistake.” – Alysia Nicole Harris The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) Institute kicked off with a powerful presentation by Alysia Nicole Harris on Monday, August 22, 2016. After telling her story, the internationally known artist […]

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