Supporting Survivors in the RGV
While declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month was a big step towards ending gender-based violence, it is crucial to fight against sexual violence within the community and support survivors year-round by fighting against machismo and sharing vital resources with those in need in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Killing of Latinas in the Rio Grande Valley by Intimate Partners
A global threat impacting the Rio Grande Valley is the killings of women and girls by intimate partner violence. From 2015 to 2020, the RGV reported about 30 cases of IPF, with a 400% increase during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
Commentary: On Interable Relationships
Society’s labels for people can otherize them and be hurtful. This can be the case in the way people with a disability and their relationships are categorized as “interable relationships.” Read more about why some in the region think the term is incorrect.