The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls 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 in the areas of economic equity and other key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls.

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The California Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of seventeen membersNine Public Members, six Legislative Members and two Statutory Members. The appointing authorities are Gubernatorial, Senate, Assembly, or Statutory.


CCSWG staff recommend, develop, and coordinate materials, projects, and other activities in order to give technical and consultative advices to public or private groups or persons who wish to support the women and girls of California. 

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Our Values

“The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls stands with those who are raising their voices to demand that we do better and be better. We are grateful to those who have peacefully taken to our nation’s streets to exercise their right to protest. We know it takes action and accountability to accomplish viable change.”