Jasmine Villegas at the premiere of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Jasmine V to Domestic Abuse Victims: "You Have a Voice"
By Cristina Arreola | 07/31/2014 - 15:45

Jasmine Villegas, a.k.a. Jasmine V, has spoken candidly in the past about her struggle in an abusive relationship.


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Colombian Mother Arrested For Selling Her 12 Daughters' Virginity
Colombian Mother Arrested For Selling Her 12 Daughters' Virginities
By Cristina Arreola | 10/25/2013 - 12:41

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A Colombian woman is facing prison time for allegedly selling her daughters’ virginity.


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Jasmine V at Latina Magazine "Hollywoods Hot List" Party
7 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence
By Latina Staff | 10/13/2013 - 13:00

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Take a look at some amazing Latinas who overcame abuse and are bringing awareness to the issue:


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NYPD Sued for Mocking and Arresting Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence Victims
NYPD Sued for Mocking and Arresting Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence Victims
By Sugey Palomares | 03/22/2013 - 10:16

Legal Services NYC filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Spanish-speaking domestic violence victims who claim that they were not provided translators, mocked and arrested instead of their abusers, reports The Daily News.


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Rosario Dawson at the Tara Smith Vegan Haircare Photocall in London
WATCH: Rosario Dawson Fights Domestic Violence With Purple Purse Campaign
By Sugey Palomares | 10/10/2012 - 13:00

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.


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Christina Aguilera at The Voice press event
6 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence
By Samantha Leal | 10/02/2012 - 17:16

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).


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GOP Bill to Deport Victims of Domestic Abuse
Fear of Deportation Stops Many Women from Reporting Domestic Abuse
By Samantha Leal | 08/10/2012 - 10:05

Fear of deportation or having their children taken away from them ranks high on the list of reasons why women won't report domestic abuse or sexual assault, according to the El Paso Police Department.

Although city-specific, this speaks to a larger issue at hand: How can women seek help if they feel they themselves will be punished?


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Jasmine Villegas Music Video Didn't Mean It
Jasmine V On Her New Music Video: "I Wanted This Video to Serve as a PSA for Domestic Violence"
By Samantha Leal | 08/02/2012 - 14:00

Jasmine V is one strong chica. After enduring an abusive relationship (and getting out!), she's using her music to help and encourage others to get help. We chatted wtih this songstress about her new music video "Didn't Mean It", her partnership with the National Domestic Abuse Hotline and what's next for her on the music scene. 

Where did the idea for the song come from?


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GOP Bill to Deport Victims of Domestic Abuse
Proposed GOP Bill Would Deport Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 07:30

Immigration advocates are up in arms over a proposed bill that would force authorities to deport undocumented women who turn to police for help after experiencing domestic violence. The bill, proposed by Rep. Lamar Smith, is titled the Hinder the Administration Legalization Temptation Act (also known as the HALT Act).


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Gov't Announces New Health Care Benefits for Women
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/01/2011 - 17:09

The federal government has announced new guidelines that will enable women to get preventive health care at no additional cost.

Among the services that new insurance plans will be required to provide, deductible- and copay-free, starting next summer: FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, screening for gestational diabetes, breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling, HIV screening and counseling, human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older, sexually transmitted infection counseling and domestic violence screening and counseling.


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