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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a date remembered by women’s movements that, for decades, have advocated for equality and human rights. Many events have taken place over the years to recognize the importance of International Women’s Day and the defense of […]

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Victoria “La Mala” Ortiz, a Latina recording artist whose Regional Mexican songs have topped musical charts in several Spanish-speaking countries, put her best foot forward on the fifth season of Univision’s dance competition, Mira Quién Baila. She selected Casa de Esperanza as her charity of choice to receive a donation as a result of her […]

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This week, Uber announced that Casa de Esperanza is among the seven national organizations to receive a portion of the $5 million funding it is dedicating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness through its “Driving Change” campaign. Casa de Esperanza will receive funding from Uber, along with national partners Raliance, NNEDV, Women of Color Network, Inc., A CALL TO […]

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By: Paula Gomez Stordy, M.Ed., Consultant/Educator Political conversations were the backdrop of my childhood and the source of passionate arguments in my family. In 1973, four years after my parents emigrated from Chile to Boston, the U.S. supported a coup that resulted in the death of socialist president Salvador Allende and positioned Augusto Pinochet as […]

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By: Anonymous Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. Even having conversations with our immigration attorney is difficult. The dread of hearing dismaying news about our case weighs heavily on my husband and I during the silent car ride to their office. He glances around nervously as […]

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Each year, in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month(DVAM), national DV organizations gather as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) advisory board to discuss and plan ways to support advocacy networks throughout the country in their ongoing public education efforts through public awareness, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building, and technical assistance. This year, the […]

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Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network has proudly introduced the redesigned DECIMOS NO MÁS website, with more information about how parents can have meaningful conversations with their children about healthy communication, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality. Below is an excerpt from Start Talking: Healthy Communication. Click here to visit the DECIMOS NO MÁS website for more […]

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The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or […]

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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 […]

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