A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Social Media Toolkits to Raise Awareness

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has put together a series of tips and information taken from the DECIMOS NO MAS Campaign website, to help organizations raise awareness around how parents can talk with their children about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships. This information is provided as a social media tool kit, containing pre-prepared graphics ready for social media, with accompanying messages.

Click here to access the #SAAM social media toolkits.
Rosie Hidalgo, Recognized by Latina.com for her Work to End Sexual Violence

Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to recognize Rosie Hidalgo in a recent article on Latina.com highlighting influential Latinas working to end sexual violence. 

Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., is the Senior Director of Public Policy for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, with much of her time dedicated to focusing on providing training, research, and policy advocacy to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Click here  to read the article and recognize the Latina women across the country working to end sexual violence.
Webinar  Court Culture and Access to Justice

Monday, April 16, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm CST

This webinar will explain the concept of court culture and how do courts have their own culture? What are characteristics of court culture? How can those qualities help or hinder litigants on domestic violence cases, both petitioners and respondents?
Liberty AldrichJD, Director of Gender Based Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation
Rosa C. Figarola, Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County
Click here  to register for this webinar
Webinar  Reaching Latino Male Survivors 
of Sexual Violence

Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm CST

When Latino male survivors of sexual violence make the decision to disclose their abuse or seek support, we want to ensure that rape crisis centers are prepared. This webinar focuses on the key considerations needed to enhance outreach efforts to Latino male survivors of sexual violence. Attendees will be equipped with strategies, messages and resources to support these outreach efforts.

Emiliano C. Diaz de Leon, Men's Engagement Specialist, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)

To register for this webinar  click here.
Black Women's Roundtable releases 2018 Report

The Black Women's Roundtable, a signature program of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, releases its 5th annual report "Black Women in the U.S. & Key States, 2018: Time for a Power Shift," which takes an in-depth look at the issue of power and where Black women fall within the overarching power-dynamic.  

To read the entire report click here .
Support Alianza de Campesinas & NDWA's Advocacy Day to End Workplace Sexual Violence

More than 100 domestic workers and farmworker women who are members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas will convene in Washington, DC in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to meet with members of Congress to discuss the policy solutions that are required to keep women workers safe from sexual violence. This important advocacy day will take place on April 24, 2018.
Please consider joining Casa de Esperanza in supporting this important work and provide your organizations endorsement for their advocacy day. To endorse their advocacy day, please fill out this form  and include your organizational logo to be placed on our press release and website. 
Distance Learning Workshop accepting Applications

Futures Without Violence will hold a "Distance Learning Workshop" as part of the Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED) created to assist all OVW grantees with education program development and delivery.

June 12-14, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Deadline for application: May 1, 2018

For more information and to apply online, please use the link for the Online Application

Please feel free to distribute this information to other OVW TA providers and Grantees within your networks.

If you have any questions, please contact Eesha Bhave at ebhave@futureswithoutviolence.org, or 202-595-7382. 
KARAMAH is accepting registration for their Law and Leadership Summer Program

Please consider KARAMAH's Law and Leadership Summer Program for Muslim women leaders, activists, and scholars in Washington, DC from July 9 to July 27,2018 or the LLSP Executive Session from July 9 to 13, 2018. 

LLSP is a three-week program held in Washington, DC and aims to enrich Muslim women's knowledge in the area of gender-equitable principles valued in Islam from a legal perspective while providing practical avenues for the development of Muslim women's leadership.

Please review the informational flyer  here  and feel free to share on additional listservs and social media outlets.

Webinar Series Presented by WomensLaw.org, a project of NNEDV

The first webinar of a two-part series is a brief 30-minute webinar that will help users browse the newly redesigned WomensLaw.org website. This will be a great opportunity to take a WomensLaw.org tour and ask any related questions. With over 10,000 pages of legal information available, this is a webinar you won't want to miss! 

     April 19th, 11:00 am ET 
     9 de abril de 2018, 12:00 pm ET

The second webinar of the two-part series is a one-hour Technology-Facilitated Abuse & Legal Options webinar. Through this webinar, there will be an in-depth discussion on technology-facilitated abuse (including that which is perpetrated through social media and electronic devices) and discuss possible legal remedies available. 

     May 8th, 1:00 pm ET 
     8 de mayo de 2018, 11:00 am ET

Please click the links found after each webinar description to register.
Los Angeles LGBT Center 
hiring Field Organizer

The Leadership LAB (LAB) at the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Center) trains and organizes LGBT and allied leaders, emerging leaders and volunteers in effective, non-partisan voter persuasion and education techniques. The LAB's focus is to reduce prejudice, including but not limited to prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The LAB also shares the best practices it identifies and develops with progressive groups across the country and around the world helping to build their own capacity. 

Based in Los Angeles, LAB Field Organizer(s) focus on recruiting and developing teams of volunteers in Southern California to have face-to-face
conversations with voters and develop individual volunteers' leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be deeply engaged in all of these activities along with LAB staff and specifically will share responsibility for volunteer recruitment, training, leadership development, and voter education.
Now accepting submissions

We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
  • Working with Latin@ youth
  • Working with immigrant Latin@s
  • Health care and gender-based violence
  • LGBTQ Latin@ communities
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
  • Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.

If you're interested in submitting a blog post,  click here to email Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Manager


The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza´s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.

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