• Latina women: Victims of domestic violence

    By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO -- More than 65 percent of women who get help from a center for domestic violence in San Diego are Latinas. The numbers are alarming, but there are even more Latinas who don't dare to denounce their aggressors because of fear, according...

  • Latina Lista giving away 2 free tickets to attend National Hispana Leadership Institute’s annual conference

    Latina Lista -- Want to network with hundreds of Latinas Listas? The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) will convene over six hundred Latinas, national leaders and NHLI's accomplished alumnae at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, CA in just a couple of days on November 3-4, 2011 at their annual national...

  • Spain: My doggone theory why one body size shouldn’t dictate beauty

    By Roxana Urrutia LatinaLista The other day at the park there was a lady, who obviously knew nothing about dogs, accusing another woman's dog of being fat. The dog owner argued back defending her dog's physique, and amid that hyped argument there was a third person who doubted which of the two...

  • The View’s Joy Behar wants Latinas to pay attention to their heart (health)

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to heart disease, Latinos are in a good position, not great, but good. In general, Latinos are 10 percent less likely to have coronary heart disease than non-Hispanic white adults and less likely to have high blood pressure, a contributing factor to heart disease, than non-Hispanic blacks....

  • Guest Voz: Domestic violence still taboo among Latinos

    LatinaLista -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a real issue among Latinos but it's an issue that doesn't get enough attention -- especially for Spanish-speaking victims. One author wants to change that. Dr. Celso William Chignoli wrote the book Violencia doméstica: Detección, prevención, y ayuda (Domestic Violence: Detection, prevention...

  • Purple purse campaign empowers abused women to take control of their finances

    LatinaLista -- Think of domestic violence and images of women bruised and beaten immediately come to mind. Yet, we know there are other types of abusive behavior that leave women just as beaten down. One type of abuse that doesn't get nearly enough attention is financial abuse. The family's finances are used...

  • New multicultural scholarship for women strives to increase diversity in medicine

    LatinaLista -- With the rising numbers of Latinos uninsured in this country and the growing list of challenging illnesses facing Latinos like: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, skin cancer, glaucoma, cervical cancer, etc., it makes for a disturbing picture when it's realized that so few Latinos are in the healthcare profession....

  • Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the next Sarah Palin?

    LatinaLista -- The notion that the nation's first Latina governor would have anything in common with Alaska's former governor, aside from party affiliation, would never even occur to most people. Yet, the two women do have some things in common. For example, both know how to promote their causes. For Martinez, it's...

  • Marchers against domestic violence take to the streets in Lawrence

    By Alberto Suris Rumbo News LAWRENCE -- As the City of Lawrence continues to grieve over recent deaths linked to domestic violence, this year's annual "Brides' March" offered a much-needed opportunity to foster awareness and healing from the crisis of domestic violence. The Brides' March is a walk held each year in...

  • Walmart to sell products from women-run businesses in developing nations

    LatinaLista -- Ever since the practice of "micro loans" was made popular in helping women entrepreneurs in developing nations establish their businesses, the products they made didn't travel far out of their neighborhoods. Yet, with technology, the sophistication of business consortiums pooling aspiring entrepreneurs together and the increasing sense that big businesses must...

  • New campaign strives to make healthy pregnancies and safe births a basic global right

    LatinaLista -- There is no issue that is borderless or as universal in its appeal than the plight of mothers and their children in developing countries. We saw that during the recent high-profile coverage of the Somali women and children starving to death in refugee camps. Yet, an issue just as important as...

  • Hispanic Women Bring Beauty Bar to Pensacola

    By Joslyn Rosado La Costa Latina PENSACOLA, FL -- Beauty, fashion and fitness are brought to Pensacola in the form of a bar by two Hispanic women. Bonnielee Cuevas, Puerto Rican and Dominican, along with sister Jandy Tineo, Dominican, opened Pink Couture Life Headquarters and Beauty Bar in downtown Pensacola on Aug....

  • White House launches site combatting high rates of date rape and sex assaults against young women

    LatinaLista -- Today is the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The legislation was supposed to empower women, who were victims of violence, to know they didn't have to tolerate the abuse they were receiving from the men in their lives. Abuse that left them with black eyes, bruises,...

  • Indigent women of Latin America blaze new trails for themselves, their families and countries

    LatinaLista -- Inequality between women and men still exists in greater degrees in South America than they do anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. A review of any telenovela makes the disparity between the sexes immediately apparent and underscores how social attitudes towards women in South America lag behind those of the...

  • New Pew survey shows social media driven by women, Latinos and blacks

    LatinaLista -- With every natural disaster, juicy celebrity gossip or disruptive political happening, the role of social media takes on greater importance. Yet, there are two other things people do online that overshadow the popularity of social media -- send and check email and use search engines. That's according to the latest...

  • New campaign mobilizes women voters to defend health and economic rights

    LatinaLista -- Tomorrow, August 26 is Women's Equality Day. It's a day when women were granted the right to vote. It's a day that is mostly remembered with presidential proclamations, news articles, opinion pieces and historical footage showing how women in the 1920s, known as the suffragettes, garnered the right to vote...

  • University research underscores why media’s increasing sexualization of women should alarm Latinas

    LatinaLista -- The old media adage "Sex Sells" has never been as true as it is today. Thanks to two researchers from the Dept. of Sociology at State University of New York at Buffalo there is now proof of just how much sex media uses to sell their products. Assistant Professors Erin Hatton...

  • Chilean jeweler gives back to two countries — with one heart

    By Monica Peña La Voz de Austin AUSTIN -- Born in Arica, Chile, Teresa Basa and her family received political asylum when she moved to the United States at the age of 20 in 1991. Teresa earned a BA from UC Berkeley and a Masters Degree in California State East Bay. After...

  • Latinas and feminism go hand-in-hand in more ways than stereotypes allow

    LatinaLista -- There was a time among most Latinas that the term "feminism" evoked very mixed emotions. It was hard for those Latinas to take to the streets and burn their bras in protest for the dismissive treatment of women by society and then come home and, as tradition dictated, serve the...

  • Getting to the root of the “real” problem why immigrant women are scapegoats for today’s politicians

    LatinaLista -- A question posed this week by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in their annual blog carnival strives to get to the heart of the immigration problem in a way that Congress has no appetite for doing by asking -- "What's the real problem?" Specifically, the question is why...

  • Mariluz Gonzalez — a Latina enterprise all by herself

    By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Amigos805.com SANTA BARBARA, CA -- Alternative music lover, current PR entrepreneur, former successful PR executive for the music industry, passionate radio DJ, "punk" at heart and funky shoes collector -- Mariluz Gonzalez is an ascending professional Latina worth keeping an eye on. If you ever tune into on 98.7...

  • Latinas have much to gain with free access to birth control

    LatinaLista -- It used to be there were two things Latinas never discussed -- sex and birth control. A culture rooted so deeply in Christianity preferred to see sex as a necessary practice in fulfilling God's commandments, with no confession of actually enjoying it. Since the end goal was always to get...

  • New UN report shows women achieve varying success in equality and empowerment

    LatinaLista -- "We've come a long way baby" is something women like to say every time a new collective milestone is reached or glass ceiling cracked. In the United States, though women have achieved many accomplishments that gets them closer to parity with men, there is still a lot left to be...

  • New site helps single Latina moms not feel alone

    LatinaLista -- Life is tough being a single mom but being a single Latina mom is even tougher. Forget about all the stereotypical talk of the great family support network that exists in Latino families. The fact remains that single motherhood, especially for the teen moms, takes on additional hardship when it's...

  • New report shows women worldwide see social media as tool for empowerment and influence

    LatinaLista -- It's certainly not new news that women have always felt overworked and stressed out trying to balance family and work. Nor is it a grand revelation that women are becoming more empowered and making more and more of the household business decisions, along with, comprising a major part of the...