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By: Rebecca De León, Communications and Marketing Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network **Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. The Silence Breakers and #MeToo TIME Magazine recently chose to feature the Silence Breakers as 2017’s Person(s) of the Year, praising the paradigm-shifting cultural revolution. Thankfully, […]

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Ensuring Access: Non-discrimination provisions requires providing access to all survivors, regardless of immigration status Ensuring Access to Services Necessary for the Protection of Life or Safety Some advocates or service providers express uncertainty as to whether their program can serve undocumented immigrants. When Congress enacted the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in […]

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Written by: Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking often face additional challenges and barriers when seeking assistance and safety. It is well known that perpetrators of these crimes often exploit a victim’s immigration status as a tool of abuse […]

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1. Understand collective and historical trauma. Understand the origins of historical, collective, structural, and intergenerational trauma, and recognize Latin@ survivors’ resiliency, wisdom, and strength. To learn more about the different kinds of traumas, read Trauma-informed Principles Through a Culturally Specific Lens. 2. Avoid making assumptions and be prepared to challenge your own beliefs about Latin@ […]

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Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of intimate partner […]

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When Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was first implemented, we asked a number of shelters and organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence to answer a survey which included a question that asked them if they had ever helped a survivor of sexual or domestic violence obtain DACA. We heard stories […]

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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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The Ama Con Sentido (Love with Meaning) Campaign, an initiative of Coordinadora Paz para la Mujeres (Peace Coordinator for Women), seeks to raise awareness about healthy dating relationships among youth and young adults to prevent gender-based violence. The campaign addresses issues from the perspective of gender and human rights, and uses popular educational techniques, such […]

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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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Written by: Lisalyn R. Jacobs, Interim Legal & Policy Director, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice Fact: Women of color experience higher rates of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) than their white counterparts. Fact: People of color live in poverty at a rate disproportionate to whites (27% vs. 10%). Fact: Poverty has compounding and […]

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