Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Acting Commissioner Anne del Castillo today announced the first round of grant recipients of the “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV & Theatre Fund. Funds were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre and digital media projects made
Today, First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announced the next four monuments as a part of She Built NYC, an initiative to honor the trailblazing women who have helped shape New York City while addressing the absence of female statues in our public realm.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, and President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals Dr. Mitchell Katz today announced the City’s public health system will cease participating in the federal Title X program for as long as the “gag rule” is in effect.
“The Trump gag rule denies women the freedom to make their own health care decisions. It is a frightening, dystopian policy that will have a disproportionate effect on women of color. My Administration will do everything in its power to fight the gag rule and protect the rights of women...."
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DE BLASIO ON SIGNING OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT, "“It is crucial that we protect a woman’s right to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, particularly at this moment in history when these rights are under attack nationally.".
First Lady Chirlane McCray celebrated St. Patrick's Day in Gracie Mansion honoring the history of Irish immigrants in NYC. She also mentioned the intersection of Women's History Month and St. Patrick's Day, honoring the Irish women in the room with her.
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and the Department of Cultural Affairs announced She Built NYC, a new effort to commission a public monument or artwork on City property that honors women’s history in New York City.
Gracie Mansion and City Hall will be lit orange for the End Violence Against Women campaign to symbolize hope for a violence-free future—in a show of solidarity with the global community and as a vivid symbol of commitment to ending all violence against women and girls in NYC.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced the Women’s Fund, a $5 million grant program to support film and theater projects by, for, or about women.
To mark the end of Women’s History Month, Mayor de Blasio announced that, for first time in City history, a women-owned financial firm has been hired to manage $100 million of the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan the voluntary retirement plan for over 180,000 City employees and retirees.
Mayor de Blasio announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million towards two of the City’s three programs that help minority and women-owned business enterprises and small businesses access affordable loans to grow.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced the appointment of six new members to the City’s Commission on Gender Equity, an agency tasked with supporting City agencies in dismantling institutional barriers for women and all gender identities.
In honor of National Women's Day, Mayor de Blasio along with other admin announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans had been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva.
First Lady Chirlane McCray announced Interrupting Violence At Home a citywide effort to address domestic violence through services, training, and intervention for abusive partners who are not involved in the criminal justice system.
In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, First Lady Chirlane McCray announced an expansion of supports and programming to prevent and combat domestic violence in New York City. The City invested an additional $3.9 million to prevent and reduce domestic violence.
First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen unveiled Women.NYC, a new initiative to support the advancement of women in their careers and help make New York City fairer for working women.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced new initiatives to increase access to birth control in all city hospitals, increasing the stock of birth control at all 11 of the city’s hospitals and its six ambulatory care centers.