Ana Rojas-Ybe said that her daughter Jessica hid from her the nightmare she lived at home. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The Brides’ March: A Call To End Domestic Violence

Dominican, Manhattan, Women September 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm

A woman reflects on how an abusive husband destroyed her family as Latinas participate in the ‘Brides’ March’ against domestic violence, El Diario reports.

Martha Flores helps her daughter Gisel Cabrera with her tiara and her quinceañera bouquet during one of the rehearsals for her big day. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Mexican Families Keep Quinceañera Rite Alive

Culture, In the News, Mexican, Women, Youth September 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

A Mexican girl’s quinceañera is more than a beautiful gown and a perfect hairdo. Each element symbolizes the coming of age of a young woman and her commitment to make her parents proud, El Diario reports.

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Culture, Jewish, Muslim, Video, Women September 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Muslim and Jewish designers specialize in “conservative couture,” and a body products site caters to the often untapped market of “brown women.”

(Photo by leesean, Creative Commons license)

Filipinos Turn Out for Night of ‘Here Lies Love’

Culture, History, In the News, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Women September 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Not seeing many Filipinos in the audience, the cast of the off-Broadway production about former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos held a “Filipino Night,” reports Asian Journal.

Dorin Negrau show at Lincoln on Sept. 11, 2014, part of New York Fashion Week (Photo by j-No, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: The Choice of Modesty in Women’s Fashion

Culture, Jewish, Opinion, Women September 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Modest clothing is an “opportunity rather than a restriction,” states a piece in The Jewish Daily Forward, an all-too-familiar fact to conservatively-dressed, observant women.

New Hope for Asylum after Domestic Abuse

New Hope for Asylum after Domestic Abuse

Immigration, New York, Women September 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Following a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals, victims of domestic abuse are more hopeful about gaining asylum in the U.S. El Diario speaks with a woman who fled her abuser in Ecuador.

Prekindergarten can be a boost for parents, as well as children. (Photo by John Donaghy, via Flickr Creative Commons)

Universal Pre-K Offers Immigrant Mothers an Economic Boost

The city’s new program will allow many in low-income communities to take up paid work.

Marianne Friedman, women’s program director at Rescue Mission. (Photo by Rosa Kim via Downtown Express)

A Welcome Shelter for Women

Manhattan, New York, Social Services, Women August 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

A women’s shelter at the New York City Rescue Mission has provided a welcome since the summer, Downtown Express reports.

Chocolate is made from mixing sugar with cocoa paste and cocoa butter. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Business, Food, In the News, Mexican, Women August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

(Photo by Camila Osorio via Feet in 2 Worlds)

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Asian, Business, In the News, Latino, New York, Women August 25, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city’s 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

(Photo via The Amsterdam News)

MTA Diversifies Contracting

Black, Business, Transportation, Women August 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The MTA has helped minority- and women-owned businesses gain more contracts with the agency through a mentoring program of its own, Amsterdam News reports.

Members of SPA, the association of single moms, are getting their troubles off their chest.(Photo by SPA via Korea Daily)

Korean Single Moms Say Stereotypes Hurt the Most

East Asian, New York, Women August 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm

The stigma of single motherhood in the Korean community led one parent to form a local support group, reports Korea Daily.

Luis Fuentes takes care of his two children, Luis and Jaine, after his wife Marilú’s disappearance. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Salvadoran Mother Disappears Without a Trace

In the News, Latino, Long Island, Women, Youth August 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm

El Diario covers the struggles of Luis Fuentes, a father of two who has spent almost two years searching across three countries for his wife who went missing at the U.S. border.

(From video at The Jewish Daily Forward)

Orthodox Jewish Wigs Cover and Reveal

Jewish, Video, Women August 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Wigs worn by Orthodox Jewish women are meant to cover the hair, which is seen as an intimate part of the body, but a video from The Jewish Daily Forward finds that a wig can also tell a great deal about the woman wearing it.

(Photo by Tanwi Nandini Islam via Open City)

Strength through Samosas

Bronx, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Video, Women July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

A Bangladeshi women’s workers cooperative based in East Harlem is selling samosas to local businesses to economically empower its members, reports Open City.