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  Guiding Principles   

Respect for the diversity of Latino communities

Recognition that domestic violence within Latino families occurs in the context of communities suffering from a legacy of multiple oppressions: colonization, discrimination, racism, and poverty

Commitment to work together as men and women, with the understanding that women remain the primary victims of domestic violence

Commitment to look for alternatives to the over-reliance on the criminal justice system

Commitment to develop partnerships with Latino-led institutions and organizations outside of the domestic violence arena

Recognition of the need to collaborate with other domestic violence organizations

Recognition of families in their various structures

Integration of culture and spirituality into our work

Analytical Framework

Please read Alianza's philosophy and analytical framework for addressing domestic violence in the lives of Latino families and communities. Click here to read the English or Spanish version.

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