The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) celebrates the nomination of Rosie Hidalgo to lead the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the Department of Justice. Ms. Hidalgo is a longtime colleague of NCADV and was the 2018 recipient of NCADV’s Voices Rising Policy Change Award. She currently serves on the White House Gender Policy Council as the Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence and Special Assistant to the President.
Says NCADV’s President/CEO, Ruth M. Glenn, “Ms. Hidalgo is a fierce advocate for victims and survivors with decades of experience in public policy. She is beloved by the advocacy community and known for her leadership, her vision and her humor. We look forward to working closely with her upon her confirmation in her new role as Director of OVW.”
Rosie Hidalgo has worked in the movement to end gender-based violence for over 25 years as a public interest attorney and as a national policy advocate. Most recently, she was the Senior Director of Public Policy for Esperanza United, a national resource center with a focus on providing training, research, and policy advocacy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Latin@ communities. Read more about Ms. Hidalgo here.