WE EXIST TO EMPOWER LATINAS
We believe in empowering and uplifting women. We also believe that every woman deserves the right to safety, yet thousands of Latinas are victims of domestic and sexual abuse. That’s why with every Latina & Proud T-Shirt purchase, we provide shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence. We teamed up with the Violence Intervention Program who provide shelter, counseling and economic justice to Latinas in New York, US. 10% of our profits from the Latina & Proud T-Shirts benefits the Violence Intervention Program.
The problem is that millions of women are physically abused in the United States, about 1 in 4 women.
1 in 3 Latinas has experienced domestic violence.
1 in 10 women in the United States have been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime.
63% of victimized Latinas experience multiple acts of victimization.
The Violence Against Program has provided services and aid to 10,000 people.
The Violence Intervention Program’s mission is to lead Latina victims of domestic violence to safety, empower them to live free of violence and reach and sustain their full potential. VIP pursues their mission by raising community awareness, engaging in activism and providing culturally competent services.
In just over 30 years, VIP has become a $3.4M organization with eight distinct programs providing services to over 10,000 New York State residents. While VIP provides crisis intervention and stabilization services to New York City inhabitants, its influence and mission have had a global reach.