Women

Construction worker Guadalupe Aguirre (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

About Sexual Harassment, Hispanic Female Workers Say #MeToo

Labor, Latino, New York, Women December 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Beyond Hollywood and the media, El Diario explores numerous cases of city Latinas sexually harassed in such work environments as construction and restaurants.  

Aviva Braun and her daughter look at images in her exhibition 'The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity' at The Riverdale Y. The exhibit runs throughout November. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Exhibit on Jewish Femininity

Bronx, Jewish, Women November 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity, a new exhibit at The Riverdale Y in the Bronx, features photographs of women and “their individual relationships with their bodies,” writes The Riverdale Press.

Photo by Mustafa Z. Mirza via BKLYNER

Learning Desi Cooking at a Tax Office

Brooklyn, Social Services, South Asian, Women November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On weekends, Bibi Jan Corp in “Little Pakistan” becomes a makeshift kitchen where Pakistani women learn to cook healthy South Asian meals, writes Bklyner.

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Latino, Women November 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Three New Jersey Latinas are joining forces seeking to increase the number of Latino officials on the Belleville Board of Education, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Berenice Medel now counsels former female gang members. (Photo via El Diario)

Growing Influence of Women in New York Latino Gangs

Bronx, Latino, Women October 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Female gang members have earned power within the most well-known groups in the city but are still abused by their male peers, according to activists and academics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Rita Henley Jensen (Photo via Women's eNews)

Women’s eNews Founder Dies

Media, Women October 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

Women’s eNews reports the death of founder Rita Henley Jensen.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via New York Jewish Life)

Opinion: Malliotakis a ‘Formidable’ Candidate

Elections 2017, New York, Opinion, Staten Island, Women August 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

New York Jewish Life editorializes that Nicole Malliotakis should be “taken seriously” in her bid for the mayoral seat.

Yoani Santiago, a Mexican immigrant who was the victim of domestic violence for over 13 years. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC’s First Lady Visits Hispanic Organization for Victims of Domestic Violence

Health, Latino, Queens, Social Services, Women July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray visited a community organization in Jackson Heights that offers services to Hispanic victims of domestic violence and HIV-positive individuals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by stvcr, Creative Commons license)

Latina Immigrants Drown Their Stress in Alcohol

Health, Immigration, Latino, Women July 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

According to a study, recently-arrived Latinas are drinking in excess to calm the anxiety caused by the effort of adapting to a new life, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gabriela demonstrates exercise with Tashanna. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Brownsville, a Healthy Start for Babies

Brooklyn, Health, Women July 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

A NYC Department of Health program aims to improve birth outcomes in Brownsville, which has had the highest rate of preterm and low birth weight babies in the city.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.