Hello and welcome to the California Commission on the Status of Women & Girls! The Commission works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls by advocating on their behalf with the Governor, the Legislature and other public policymakers, and by educating the public.
Upcoming Events & Advocacy Items
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Chair Lauren Babb, Second Vice Chair Erica Courtney and Interim Executive Director Holly Martinez at a strategic planning session for the California Women’s Recovery Response.
The state budget includes additional funding which the Commission will use to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of Covid-19. The Commission’s commitment to post-pandemic recovery at the local level for the women and girls who were hit the hardest by this disaster is unwavering, and it is critical that we receive your input on how you have been impacted by this crisis. Please click below to access our public survey – your voice is important!
“Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the
United States or by any state on account of sex.”
The ERA Coalition is comprised of some 200 national and local partner and supporter organizations across the country, including CCSWG, representing millions of advocates working for the equality of all. This is a very critical time for the Equal Rights Amendment. The U.S. House has removed the ERA time limit and now the U.S. Senate must act.
National Suicide Prevention MonthAll month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. Throughout the month of September, NAMI will highlight “Together for Mental Health,” which encourages people to bring their voices together to advocate for better mental health care, including a crisis response system. Click the button below to learn more.
Latina Equal Pay DayTwitter Storm: 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Join the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the Equal Pay Today Coalition nationwide on Thursday, October 21st as we raise awareness about the wage gap experienced by Latina women. We will be highlighting the effects of workplace discrimination, as well as the impacts of COVID-19 on Latinas and their families.
Take Our Survey!The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is spearheading the statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19, utilizing additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars. The Commission needs to hear from YOU what we can do to support California’s women and girls. Please fill out our survey to shape this program.
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California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Statement on Texas SB8Abortion is a vital part of reproductive healthcare. It is one of many options that pregnant people have the legal right to choose. It is not the state’s role to choose for them by limiting access. Our hearts are with the women and girls of Texas who woke up this morning in a state that has stripped them of their rights to safe and accessible reproductive care
7.9 Million Dollar Investment in Women's Recovery ResponseThe California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to announce that the state budget includes additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars, 5 million of which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19. The Commission thanks the Governor and the California Legislature, especially Budget staff and Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Christina Garcia, for their commitment to California’s women and girls.
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Welcome Our New Executive Committee Officers!The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has elected a new slate of Executive Committee members who will lead the work of the Commission. The Commission is committed to leading the work to understand impact of COVID-19 on women and families and helping to support recovery efforts at every level. The subject experts leading the Commission's new executive committee are well positioned to make these goals a reality.
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Claim Your Seat563. That's how many board seats need to be filled with women at CA public companies THIS year. Are women a looking to join a corporate board? Check out the California Partner Project's resources hub to find a match and #ClaimYourSeat
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2020-2021 Commission Meetings
April 12, 2021
11AM – 1PM
September 28, 2021
11AM – 1PM
June 14, 2021
11AM – 1PM
December 6, 2021
11AM – 1PM
About the Commission
For more than 50 years, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls has identified and worked to eliminate inequities in state laws, practices, and conditions that affect California’s women and girls. Established as a state agency with 17 appointed commissioners in 1965, the Commission regularly assesses gender equity in health, safety, employment, education, and equal representation in the military, and the media. The Commission provides leadership through research, policy and program development, education, outreach and collaboration, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.
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US Department of Labor Women's Bureau
MSMU Status of Women and Girls Report
CA Women's Well-Being Index
CA State Legislative Women's Caucus
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