LOCAL COMMISSION RESOURCES

START A COMMISSION

Having a local commission on the status of women or women and girls is a way to make sure women are at the table for local policy discussion. We encourage women across the state to start a local commission if you do not have one in your area.

FIND FUNDING

Grants are a good way to get funding for the things your commission wants to do. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

California Grant Watch 

The Foundation Center

California Community Foundation (Los Angeles)

BE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

You don’t need a lot of money to make a big impact. Your commission can bring together non-profit groups in your community for regular panel discussions or public hearings on the state of women in your community.

TELL US WHAT MATTERS TO YOU!

We care about what is happening at the local level and we are committed to developing relationships with the local commissions across the state. We are here for you!

Email us at info@women.ca.gov 

THE CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S WELL BEING INDEX

Created in partnership between the California Budget & Policy Center and the Women’s Foundation of California, this index is a multifaceted, composite measure that consists of five “dimensions”: Health, Personal Safety, Employment & Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment. Each dimension is composed of six indicators that have been standardized and combined to create dimension scores, on a scale from zero to 100, for each of California’s 58 counties. The five dimension scores have been combined to create an overall Women’s Well-Being Index score for each county.

The data is available for download in excel format and there are policy suggestions to help advance the state of women in our state. Click the image below to find out how the women in your county are doing!

LOCAL COMMISSION REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS 

GLENDALE

MOUNT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

 SANTA CLARA COUNTY

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

VENTURA COUNTY

UC SAN FRANCISCO 

UC SAN DIEGO

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BAKERSFIELD

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

CITY OF STOCKTON

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD

CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW) REPORTS