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Conference Reports



El Encuentro: A Gathering of Researchers and Community Members provided a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion of domestic violence in Latino communities, which was designed to help Alianza craft a sound course of action and promote collaborative relationships between academic researchers and other members of the domestic violence community, paving the way for the development of a research agenda that both advances our understanding of domestic violence and addresses the practical needs of our community. The results of this challenging and important task are the subject of this report.

Spanish Version - Executive Summary - PDF



National Symposium on La Violencia Doméstica: An Emerging Dialogue Among Latinos

This book is a summary of recommendations and findings from a National Symposium on Domestic Violence. To download the full report 74 page report, please click on the image. To download the executive summary only, click here.

Spanish Version - Executive Summary - PDF



National Forum On Latinas And Domestic Violence: El Pasado, El Presente Y Mirando Hacia El Futuro

In August of 2003, Latinas from diverse ethnicities, regions of the country, and representing a broad spectrum of organizations came together to share their experiences, hopes, and plans for building safe and healthy relationships, homes and communities. This report summarizes the dialogue that took place regarding the need to make the connections between family violence and racial and ethnic discrimination, poverty, and gender inequality; between family violence prevention and wider social justice movements. It includes a list of recommendations for actions that can be taken.

Spanish Version - Executive Summary - PDF



First National Latino Policy Summit On Domestic Violence

On June 22-23, 2000, Alianza convened 75 men and women representing more than 50 national and regional Latino organizations that provide leadership and services in Latino communities. The group gathered in Washington, D.C. to begin to plan a collaborative response to domestic violence in Latino communities. The Policy Summit marked the first time a dialogue of this magnitude had taken place between experts from the Latino domestic violence community—community activists, advocates, practitioners, researchers, and survivors, and Latina/o leaders from such diverse fields as immigration, women’s and children’s rights, public health, substance abuse and mental health, civil rights, religion, and the elderly.

Spanish Version - Executive Summary - PDF



Forum on Latinos Who Batter: Hope for Those Who Hurt Others

The Forum on Latinos Who Batter was a landmark event that brought together in one location, at the national level, men and women who have been working independently on this very critical issue. The forum gave those who attended an opportunity to share ideas, experiences, skills, and strategies for working with Latinos who batter. This report summaries several models for working with Latino. It is dedicated to all the Latinas who have labored many difficult years calling for the eradication of violence from our homes and communities and to the men who have stepped up to join them in this journey toward a culture of peace.

Spanish Version - Executive Summary - PDF