Domestic violence in any culture involving any ethnicity is a growing injustice in our society.
Latina victims of domestic violence has grown significantly within the past few decades (2).
This web page is created to raise awareness to Latinas suffering in abusive relationships, and for those who question if someone they know is involved in an abusive relationship.
Here, you will find signs of abuse, and ways to find help along with links to websites with other information.
• National statistics show that approximately 1 in 4 Latinas report that they have been abused at some point in their lifetime (2).
• Emotional abuse is the most frequent form of abuse, followed by physical abuse, with sexual abuse being a close third (1).
• The typical demographic characteristics for victims of domestic violence within the Latina community are young, less educated women coming from lower socioeconomic statuses (3).
• Prejudice, lack of English proficiency, and fear are all barriers that keep Latina immigrant survivors from accessing domestic violence services (2).
• Immigrant survivors of domestic violence (regardless of immigration status) have legal rights to shelter, restraining orders, and other services that can help them access safety (3).