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 including educational equity, access to health care including reproductive choice, violence against women and other key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls.


Our Story

History of Commission



Commission Statute

Commission Priorities

Local Women's Commissions


CCSWG Statement of 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.”


Meet Commissioners & Staff of CCSWG



How to Become a Commissioner

The California Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of 17 members. 9 Public Members, 6 Legislative Members and 2 Statutory Members. The Commission itself is not responsible for the appointment of Commissioners.


Related Links

US Department of Labor Women's Bureau

MSMU Status of Women and Girls Report

CA State Legislative Women's Caucus

SAC on Sexual Assault Victim Services

Meeting Notices


CA Women's Well-Being Index


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