Women

Rosalina Fraga (center) with a group of Latinas to who take her bootcamp class in East Harlem. (Photo via El Diario)

New Yorkers Get in Shape in Spanish

Health, Latino, Women April 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

The city graduated its first class of Spanish-speaking instructors for the Shape Up NYC program, an innovative fitness initiative created by NYC Parks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Social worker and therapist Julia Andino-Matos talks to a group of undocumented Latina mothers suffering from depression. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Undocumented Latinas Struggle with Maternal Depression

Brooklyn, Health, Immigration, Latino, Women April 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

A Brooklyn hospital is offering support to Hispanic women facing the challenge of pregnancy while living in fear because of their irregular immigration status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Afraid of deportations, many victims fail to file complaints. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Undocumented Women Are Victims Twice Over

Immigration, New York, Women March 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Undocumented women enduring domestic violence are afraid to report incidents as a result of the new immigration measures established by Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carlina Rivera (Photo via El Diario)

Housing and Immigration, Priorities For Latina Running For City Council

Latino, Manhattan, Politics, Women March 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

City Council candidate Carlina Rivera, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to bring on a new generation of Latina leaders in the city, as 3 of 4 Latina council members end their term this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they fight stereotypes and a gender wage gap, many Latinas are making a mark in the construction industry, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hispanic youths Pascual Rosario (second from the left), Yemeli Ventura (sixth in the front) and Minerva Paulet (light gray sweater) are part of a group of 19 Passaic County Community College students participating in a NASA academic program. With them, Gonzalo Pérez (left), STEM program coordinator Anjali Thanawala (second from the right), and Carlomagno Ontaneda, pre-college STEM pathways coordinator. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Students Aspire to Be Part of ‘Generation Mars’

Education, Technology, Women, Youth March 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A group of Science students in Passaic County Community College are participating in the Minority University Research and Education (MUREP) program by NASA, offering ideas and research on future space programs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Nilda Hofmann at One Police Plaza (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinas: A Growing Force at the NYPD

Latino, New York, Police, Women March 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Latinas are the largest group of women joining the NYPD, and they keep climbing to high ranks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

"... I want to focus on my career at this point of my life. I am loving my life as a leftover woman in New York,” Yiyi Liu says. (Photo courtesy of Liu via Open City)

‘It Is Not Fair to Call Me a Leftover Woman’

East Asian, New York, Women May 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Three Chinese-American women with successful careers in their late 20s and 30s criticize the term “leftover women” which in Chinese society often describes women who remain single after the age of 25, writes Open City.

From the trailer for "Zaritsas"

Eastern European Immigrant Experience On Screen

Eastern European, Immigration, Queens, Women May 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Two films on the lives of Eastern European women in NYC, “English” and “Zaritsas,” will be screened in Ridgewood, Queens, reports QNS.

Business owners and city representatives discuss the benefits of certify as a MWBE. (Photo via El Diario)

Certifying Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

African American, Business, Latino, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

New York’s governor aims to offer 30 percent of public contracts to minority and/or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) companies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sophia H. Kang (Photo via LInkedIn)

A Charge of Discrimination at The Korea Society

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Sophia H. Kang has charged that The Korea Society discriminated against her in depriving her of advancement opportunities because she is a Korean and a woman, The Korea Times reports.

Luz María Juarez, Ana Martínez, Olga Cuanta and Yeni Ramírez, members of the ¡Sí Se Puede!/We Can Do It! Women's Cooperative, located in Sunset Park, are requesting protection and funding for day laborers in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Seek Support from City Hall

Government, Labor, Latino, Women May 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

Pro-immigrant organizations and worker cooperatives want the City budget to include the creation of day laborer centers and programs to improve access to health services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Festival of Faiths meeting in May 2016. (Photo by Festival of Faiths, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Jewish Women Must Stand with Linda Sarsour

Immigration, Jewish, Muslim, Opinion, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

An opinion piece in The Forward argues for intersectional values, and support of activist Linda Sarsour, in the fight against xenophobia, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment.

Safeena Mecklai and Tunisha Walker present the new MWBE Connect NY app, designed to help entrepreneurs find public contracts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

An App to Match Minority-Owned Businesses with Public Contracts

Business, New York, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Two New York entrepreneurs have launched an app to help minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBE) know about government contracts and the process to obtain them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.