Proyecto Juventud Discontinued Effective December 31, 2017
Today, Mujeres Latinas en Acción announced its decision to close its youth program, Proyecto Juventud—effective December 31, 2017. The move ensures the 44-year-old organization's long term sustainability in fulfilling its mission—to empower Latinas by providing services that reflect their values and culture and by being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives.
Maria S. Pesqueira among The Chicago Business Journal’s class of honorees for its 2016 Women of Influence Award
Release of the Latina Portrait: Latinas and Economic Security- 10/09/14
The Latina Portrait, one in a series of research reports published by Mujeres examining the experience of Latinas in Illinois, highlights the unique issues faced by Latina low-wage workers and the barriers faced in obtaining economic security. The Latina Portrait is the first report of its kind to examine minimum wage, wage theft, and low-wage industries from the perspective of Latinas living in Illinois.
Men Can End Domestic Violence- 9/12/14
Mujeres Releases "Latina Portrait: Latinas and Sexual Assault"
Mujeres Latinas en Acción held a press conference for the release of Latina Portrait: Latinas and Sexual Assault, the latest in a series of reports tying pressing issues to Latinas’ experiences. Latina Portrait, written by Neusa Gaytan and Maralá Goode, focused specifically on Latina sexual assault survivors, the barriers they face, and the culturally appropriate services necessary for the recovery process.