The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, a nonpartisan state agency, was created with a view to developing recommendations which enable women to make the maximum contribution to society. The Commission provides information on issues that affect the lives of women and girls including the areas of gender equity in the media; educational needs of women and girls; gender in the workplace and employment; health and safety of women and girls; and women in the military, women veterans, and military families.
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The California Commission on the Status of Women wants to keep you informed about breaking news and key issues. Please click the appropriate link below to find out more.
Please help us ensure the important work of the Commission continues.
Join CJAC at a luncheon to support the Commission and the continuation of women's policy research.
June 19, 2013
The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - WOMEN VETERANS SURVEY
The California Research Bureau, CalVet, and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls are preparing a third Statewide Survey of California Women Veterans for release in the Summer of 2013. The goal of this survey is to help us understand who are our women veterans, how California's women veterans use services, and what the needs are of California's women veterans.
We are seeking public input to help improve this survey. Please review the 2011 Survey questionnaire and email us your feedback of more effective and pertinent questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 20, 2013.
For questions please call Rebecca Blanton at (916) 651-5405.
State Library's California Research Bureau issues report on Women and Education.
The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is legislatively mandated
to transmit the report on the implementation of the Anti-Reproductive Rights
Crime Act (ARRC). This act established reporting procedures to capture the number of
assaults and other crimes committed in and around reproductive agencies. The second report
offers several key findings:
- The ARRC is not currently being implemented as intended by law.
- There are current training materials available for police officers and sheriffs, however, because the training is not mandated, many officers are not trained in this special type of reporting.
- Increased reporting and better data would enhance our understanding of the types of crimes associated with reproductive rights clinics.
The California State Library invites you to view our online May calendar that highlights the accomplishments and experiences of five women in STEM-related fields in California. Their successes have made it easier for the next generation to follow their lead.
What will the next generation of young women do in STEM fields? The choices are endless. We hope this calendar inspires you to look at the wide range of careers that are possible with STEM-focused education.
This monthly calendar is a joint effort of the State Library, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and the California Department of Education.