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In July, the NSVRC held an Ask a Preventionist!

Throughout the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated in the United States, we want to give special recognition to the feminist movements that have fought for the rights of Latin American and Hispanic women.

Durante todo el mes de la herencia latina e hispana celebrado en los Estados Unidos, queremos hacer un especial reconocimiento a los movimientos feministas que le han apostado a la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres latinoamericanas e hispanas. Es que ser mujer en un país latino e hispano no es fácil: la inequidad, la falta de oportunidades, las agresiones físicas, verbales y emocionales, y la violencia por el hecho de ser mujer es extremadamente preocupante.

College freshman Karlie Hall had a bright future ahead of her – part of the rugby team and gay-straight alliance club, she also did volunteer work at an animal shelter. She was described by her teachers as “hard-working” and had a part-time job to help pay for college.

Learn how to put research into action to reframe sexual harassment, abuse, and assault and communicate more effectively about prevention.

With September 15th-October 12th being Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to share a couple of children’s books that folks could possibly share with the kiddos in their lives. Children share a special place in my heart and it is very important to me to teach my own child about the importance of diversity. I believe the few books I’ve chosen to highlight this month, are wonderful resources that not only celebrate Latinx heritage, but also teach valuable lessons on perseverance, acceptance, and pride.

This sentence acknowledges the experiences of the dozens of women abused by Cosby and sends a clear message that sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse cannot and will not be tolerated even years after the event.

Stories can be powerful, and sometimes it takes just one person to tell their story so others are empowered to come forward. 

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is pleased to announce the release of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit, an online toolkit to address the needs of sexual assault survivors through a continued partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

Last year I wrote a blog on making space for Afro-Latinas during Hispanic Heritage Month. At the end of that blog I said: “As non-black Latinos, we should be centering Afro-Latina/x voices every month, and every day for that matter, not just for Hispanic Heritage Month.” Afterwards, I realized that sharing how to do that could be really helpful.  Here are a few ways to possibly help uplift Afro-Latina/x folks: