Launch of the National Te Invito Campaign

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The National Latin@ Network, a project of Casa de Esperanza, has launched the national Te Invito campaign, whose purpose is to engage men and boys in the fight against domestic violence. This campaign aims to elevate the voices of Latino men who reject violence and work to model and promote healthy relationships.

“Regrettably, while we hear that most men have a desire to participate, many do not know how to become involved in the anti-domestic violence movement. As is our practice, we started looking for solutions to this issue by asking our community. We interviewed Latin@ men and women from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area and asked why it is important for Latino men to be involved in ending domestic violence and how they would like to become more engaged in the work. Among other topics, participants discussed gender roles, socialization, education, violence and culture. Overwhelmingly, we heard, especially from the men...’Invite us.’ We also heard, from both men and women, that men listen to other men.”

Men and boys play a critical role in this work. Te Invito is a first step in helping Latinos find and create ways to participate. In addition to resources, fact sheets, and advocacy material, the Te Invito campaign features powerful and moving public service announcements (PSA) by fathers, sons, husbands, clergymen, and police officers speaking out against domestic violence and inviting their peers to join the movement.

To learn more about the campaign, contact the National Latin@ Network at or visit

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