The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is a state agency working to amplify gender inequities and injustices, champion solutions, and deliver connections to relevant, timely resources to women and girls across the state.
Our programs are designed to address key disparities – because women and families deserve more.
The SAC, established by Penal Code Section 13836, provides oversight to the Rape Crisis, Child Sexual Abuse, and Child Sexual Exploitation and Intervention Programs. Through the SAC, the Office of Emergency Services gives voice to the concerns and needs of sexual assault survivors in California. The Commission on the Status of Women appoints six of the members of this vital committee.
California has chosen to be a leader on reproductive healthcare access. The College Student Right to Access Act ensures that California’s college and university students have access to medication abortion through campus health centers.
#EqualPayCA is an initiative led by the First Partner’s Office and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) to help close the pay gap in California. We challenge businesses to take the Equal Pay Pledge, offer specialized trainings to workers throughout the state, and provide a range of resources developed by the Equal Pay Task Force.
Women and girls in California continue to lag behind their male counterparts in academic performance in STEAM fields, enrollment into STEAM courses, majoring in STEAM fields, and working in STEAM careers. The Commission has expanded our programming and partnership in our work with the California Department of Education and the CDE Foundation and act as annual co-hosts of the California STEAM Symposium.
For more than 50 years, the Commission has identified and worked to eliminate inequities in state laws, practices, and conditions that affect California’s women and girls. The experiences of women and girls must be understood through an intersectional lens, but awareness is only the first step – active allyship, advocacy, and structural change are needed to build true equality in California.
Your Vote Is Your Voice is a campaign created to remind women of their personal power to co-create our collective future by casting a ballot in every election. We are proud to continue to work with the California Secretary of State’s Office to amplify the resources available designed to make voting easy for every California resident.
Find links to resources on topics ranging from gender equity in the workplace, women in the military and the needs of veterans and efforts to improve access for women and girls to all the health services that they need.
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect California in ways we can anticipate and ways we can not even imagine. During any crisis, the impact on women is enormous. Please explore some of the resources we have gathered here.
Companies Signed the Equal Pay Pledge
California Residents Are Women We Serve
Participants in #EqualPayCA Trainings
Roughly CA College Students Served
All Change Starts Locally
CCSWG is working with county and city commissions on women statewide to asses the needs and impact of Covid19 on the women and girls of California. Thank you to our partners in this work. To contact your local Commission click the button below.
Collaborate With Us!
CCSWG collaborates with state agencies, non profits, and local commissions on women and girls regularly.
To join CCSWG on a project, campaign, or to propose a collaborative effort, please contact Programs Director Tifani Bartow at