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Heritage often refers to the cultural traditions passed from generation to generation. Whether through food, clothing, music, or dance, it represents the meaningful intricacies that make us who we are. From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, we celebrate the proud heritage of the Hispanic culture in our communities. In protecting this great heritage, we must address real threats to the fabric of any culture. One rising threat is domestic violence...According to study findings from the Case de Esperenza No Mas Survey, domestic violence and sexual assault crimes are growing rapidly in Hispanic communities. Here are some facts:
o More than half of the Latin@s (56%) in the U.S. know a victim of domestic violence.
o Nearly two-thirds of Latina women (62%) know a domestic violence victim.
o Nearly half of Latino men (49%) know a domestic violence victim.
o One in four Latinas (28%) knows someone who was a victim of sexual assault.
o More than a third of Latina women (35%) know a victim of sexual assault.
o One in five Latino men (21%) knows a victim of sexual assault.
Strong families are the greatest heritage we can inherit in our lives. Learn how you can protect Hispanic and every heritage in our community by reviewing the JCC AVAW webpages for more information.