Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male.VAWnet's Special Collections are organized lists of select resources on specific topics related to gender-based violence that provide contextual information to encourage critical analysis.
Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adolescents experiences verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence includes any behavior that is used to manipulate, gain control, gain power; cause fear, or make a dating partner feel bad about himself or herself.Many people who are being abused do not see themselves as victims.Also, abusers do not see themselves as being abusive.It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous.
My people are from the world’s newest nation of South Sudan and we carry our culture everywhere we go.People often think of domestic violence as physical violence, such as hitting.However, domestic violence takes other forms, such as psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse.Write your ideas or opinions on the topic of abuse in relationships Randall's ESL Blog HERE. As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to a sensitive topic like dating violence.The content of this collection has been selected to highlight areas of intersections impeding the safety of Native American families.