The number of victim advocates in the U.S., Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Puerto Rico who have signed up for Arte Sana's Canasta de Herramientas, a free tool developed for Spanish-speaking trainers and victim advocates. The Canasta was added in 2010 to the Arte Sana website and includes information in Spanish on sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and healthy relationships. New handouts from the Nuestras Voces Conference have been added. Bilingual advocates are invited to subscribe now.
The number of victim assistance websites added in 2010 to the Existe Ayuda National Online Directory of Services in Spanish.
Arte Sana created this page in 2003 as a means to offer LEP/ELL victims a user-friendly list of centers that offer specific sexual assault victim services in Spanish.
Spanish-speaking hotline staff/volunteers
Hospital accompaniment by Spanish-speaking staff
Spanish language support groups
This is a non-funded collective endeavor aimed at reducing re-victimization, so agencies are encouraged to review the programs listed for their state and sign on with whatever particular services
they offer in Spanish.
The number of years Arte Sana will celebrate having shared la lucha on March 8, 2011.
The number of Arte Sana staff for most of its 9.9 years of existence.
The financial cost of cyberactivism that in 2010 produced:
A position statement regarding the impact of Arizona's SB 1070 on victim advocacy that was endorsed by many across the nation.
The national review of victim assistance web content in Spanish (listed above).
Arte Sana also offered support via the Internet for the replication of the Girl Empowerment Festival model in Wyoming.
|Lessons Learned & el futuro|
Arte Sana has learned to make the very most of extremely limited funding, and the activist sí se puede collaborative spirit has helped us effectively speak out regarding the ongoing re-victimization of Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. However, we have also seen the destructive nature of Latina victim advocate turnover through tokenism, burnout, and as a result of 'last hired, first fired' budget decisions.
Thanks to support from Los Monólogos Austin and other donations in 2010, Arte Sana was able to give $3,395 in full and partial scholarships to support the professional development of bilingual victim advocates, promotoras, and allied professionals who attended the Nuestras Voces conference.
While Arte Sana is a leading Latina-led nonprofit that focuses on sexual assault issues on a national scale, our "victim advocacy SIN fronteras" activism has been guided by our direct work with border region communities. Like many other 501(c)(3) non-profits we are struggling to survive and we need your donations (no amount is too small) to help support our efforts in 2011.
Please make a tax-deductible donation now and receive a special appreciation regalo (gift) and/or reserve Arte Sana's new limited edition SAAM camiseta/t-shirt that will be available in January 2011 to help spread a bilingual message for sexual violence prevention.
Arte Sana is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.
As the new U.S. Census figures will confirm, the precarious state of Latin@ victim advocacy will continue to impact millions for generations to come, unless a consolidated effort is made to bridge the gaps and to promote meaningful inclusion of this nation's fastest growing diverse group.
Wishing for continued solidarity and unity on behalf of millions of marginalized survivors and potential partners in prevention.
Equipo Arte Sana
Arte Sana (art heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change. Arte Sana promotes awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.