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Monica Ramirez      

Director of Gender Equality for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Gender Equity & Workplace Sexual Violence Expert

Mónica Ramírez is an activist, author, civil rights attorney, and the daughter of migrant farmworkers. She is also co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas.

Mónica Ramírez has dedicated more than two decades to the eradication of gender-based violence and the promotion of gender equity, specifically on behalf of Latinas and farmworker and immigrant women. In 2003 she founded the first state-based legal project aimed at combating gender discrimination against women employed in agriculture in Florida. In 2006 she joined Southern Poverty Law Center where she founded the first national legal project to end workplace sexual violence and other forms of gender discrimination against migrant farmworker and low-paid immigrant women.

In 2012 she joined Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. as its Deputy Director, where she provided vision and leadership on CDM’s migrant women’s project. In 2015 she became the first Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy for the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 40 preeminent Latino organizations in the United States. She is a nationally recognized expert on gender equity and workplace sexual violence against farmworker and immigrant women. Mónica is a skilled public speaker, author, and social innovator.

She holds a B.A from Loyola University in Chicago, a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to her role at NHLA, Mónica also serves as the Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras’ Empowerment for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).


Laura Dern Fights Against the Gender Pay Gap Alongside Women's ...

The Big Little Lies actress was joined by Mónica Ramírez, the head of the National Farmworkers Women's Alliance and the woman behind the beautiful Letter of Solidarity in Time magazine in November. "I'm very, very excited to be here with Mónica Ramírez," she told Ryan Seacrest on E!'s Live From the Red Carpet.

Monica Ramirez

This concerning reality has inspired the work of Monica Ramirez, award-winning civil rights attorney, advocate and author to create a movement to elevate Latina Equal Pay day on November 2nd. Daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers, Monica was encouraged from a young age to get involved with social ...

Monica Ramirez Talks The Bandana Project, Her Latinidad, And Her ...

Monica Ramirez, the founder of Justice for Migrant Women and the author of the letter that sparked the Time's Up movement, shares more about her current ...

Mónica Ramírez | Time

Read the latest stories by Mónica Ramírez on Time.

Time's up for gender-based violence

Three of the leading voices in gender and women's equality, Monica Ramirez, Joanne Smith, and Fatima Goss Graves, talk about the #MeToo movement, the ...

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