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Mujeres de Paz Awards Dinner


Our 39th Mujeres de Paz Annual Awards Dinner was a beautiful and celebratory evening.  We honored friends and supporters while raising awareness, and funds, for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center. 

Constance Marie, our national spokesperson, and Switched at Birth co-star Vanessa Marano started off the evening and invited everyone to stand up to campus sexual assault. Emmy Award winning Lynette Romero once again served as our gracious Mistress of Ceremonies.
We honored 3 amazing individuals and a standout foundation for their commitment to bringing hope and courage to women and girls in our communities and enriching lives.

  • Martha Gonzalez, PhD., Assistant Professor at Scripps College & Member of Quetzal
  • Jean G. Champommier, PhD., President & CEO, Alma Family Service
  • Linda Fischer, Ed.D., Author, Spokesperson on Sexual Assault in the Military
  • The California Endowment

Entre Mujeres inspired us with their performance and Yolanda Gonzalez once again contributed her beautiful artwork to our cause. 

It’s our mission, our passion, our purpose to help change that, to be in a world where ALL women and girls live in safety and are free from the fear of violence.  Thank you.


International Women’s Day and National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


On March 8th, thousands of events are held around the world to honor International Women’s Day, and on March 10th we observe National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.

In honor of these two days ELAWC is launching a campaign to raise awareness of Human Trafficking and the Prevention of HIV/AIDS. ELAWC is also releasing an Assessment Study on Human Trafficking and HIV Prevention with a Focus on Latinas conducted in 2014.

Our Campaign - was funded by the City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator’s Office, the study aimed to better define the causes and consequences of human sex trafficking, with particular attention to HIV risk and potential strategies for reducing HIV risk.

It’s not what you think...
            Human trafficking is in our backyard

While women strengthen and contribute to families and societies in countless ways, the strong gender imbalance still exists internationally with regards to HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls. In order to make a difference, we must fight harder. This requires fighting against the subordination of women and girls and most importantly encouraging others to speak the truth about human trafficking, HIV/AIDS and domestic and sexual violence in the world today.

    Worldwide, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV.
    The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
    African Americans and Hispanics represent 27% of all women in the U.S. but they account for 79% of HIV cases among women.

Download the Assessment Study of Human Trafficking and Prevention of HIV


Second Annual Golf Tournament

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