Post Tagged with: "Adhikaar"

Members of the nepalese community at the April 25 event spsonored by Adhikaar in Queens. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Anxious over TPS

Immigration, Queens, South Asian April 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Nepalese TPS holders expressed worry over news reports that the U.S. government will end the program.

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

Featured Posts, Immigration, LGBTQ, Queens, South Asian, Video March 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Adhikaar’s new executive director Pabitra Benjamin has opened the Nepalese community to discussing LGBTQ rights.

Narbada Chettri, in red patterned attire at right. (Photo via Everest Times)

Congressman Crowley Honors Nepalese Activist Chhetri

Queens, South Asian, Women March 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Nepalese activist Narbada Chhetri was honored by Rep. Joseph Crowley for International Women’s Day, Everest Times reports.

At the Adhikaar June 8 event. (Photo via Everest Times)

Adhikaar: Stories of Help at a Fundraiser

New York, Queens, Social Services, South Asian June 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The organization Adhikaar, which helps members of the Nepalese community, held an event June 8 to review its accomplishments and raise money, Everest Times reports.

Participants at Adhikaar's International Women's Day Celebration in Woodside, Queens on March 6. Laxmi Shrestha is at center in the red blouse and black jacket (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Nepalese Mark Women’s Day in Queens

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women March 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Adhikaar, a nonprofit that advocates for Nepalese immigrants, sponsored a well-attended International Women’s Day event in Queens.

IN Jackson Heights after the April 2015 Nepal earthwquake, passersby write notes and prayers for Nepal. Adhikaar was active in collecting donations and fighting for TPS for Nepalese in the U.S. (Photo by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Helping Nepalese Immigrants for 11 Years

For the past 11 years, Luna Ranjit has been helping Nepalese immigrants in NYC through the nonprofit organization Adhikaar, which she helped co-found. Now she is moving on, with a strong legacy of accomplishments behind her.

Devanki Pandey with one of her sons (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Dashain in Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks October 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.

at the tips clinic in elmhurst  (photo by anuz that for voices of NY)

One-Day TPS Clinic Helps 135 Nepalese

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

A large clinic for Nepalese seeking TPS was held by the New York Immigration Coalition and other organizations in Elmhurst, Queens.

Nepali gathering in Jackson Heights at Diversity Plaza following the earthquakes in Nepal in April. (Photo by Christina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

Protected Status Granted for Nepali Here

East Asian, Environment, Immigration, Queens June 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Nepali in the U.S. can receive temporary protected status that allows them to remain in the U.S. for a period of 18 months.

Anju said she has had difficulty finding an employer that treats her fairly. (Photo by Kamana Shrestha/Women's eNews)

Profile: Raising Others’ Children, a Nanny Misses Her Own

Labor, South Asian June 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Women’s eNews put a human face on the plight of the 1.8 million domestic workers who make $20,000 or less per year, with a profile of a Nepalese nanny who lives in Queens. “Anju” described employers who ranged from inhumane to abusive — as well as the pain of being away from her own daughter.

Former workers at Babi Nail Salons earned a small victory when a jury decided that their employer was guilty of labor violations. (Photo by  Ross Barkan/Queens Tribune)

The Real Price of That Bargain Mani-Pedi

Business, Labor April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

A cheap manicure and pedicure is considered an entitlement of city life by many New Yorkers. But trouble has been brewing in the city’s nail salon industry, where workers say they’re underpaid, abused and exploited.

Domestic workers have gathered at rallies like this one to press for legal protections. (Photo by Bobo Yip/flickr via Feet in 2 Worlds))

Ex-Maid’s Story of Enslavement is Not Unusual, Advocates Say

Crime, Immigration March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds dug into the story of Shanti Gurung, the ex-maid of an Indian diplomat and her husband who says that she was brought to America as a teenager and forced to work 16-hour days without pay.

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