Gender-based discrimination is illegal in New York City

The Commission on Human Rights strives to ensure that women are able to live free from discrimination and harassment in their home, at work, or when enjoying public accommodations like restaurants and public transportation in New York City.

Women in NYC can contact the NYC Commission on Human Rights if they experience harassment or discrimination by dialing 311 and asking for the Commission on Human Rights or by calling the Commission's infoline directly at (212) 416-0197.

Publications & Materials

Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis Portrait

READ: Op-Ed on Women's Protections from former Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis

Street, Work Harassment Fact Sheet

Women in New York City deserve to live and work safely and free from discrimination. The Commission's latest fact sheet tackles an issue that disproportionately affects women; street harassment and harassment on the job.

View the fact sheet (Also available in SpanishUrdu, Haitian-Creole, Bengali)

Women's Rights in NYC Brochure

Download this brochure for a detailed look at protections for women under the City Human Rights Law, including pregnancy, caregiver, status as a survivor of domestic violence, sexism, and the presence of children.

Women's Rights Timeline
Check out our Women’s Rights timeline, highlighting protections added to the NYC Human Rights Law to address issues that disproportionately affect women.