Welcome to the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women! In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the world to adopt a local ordinance reflecting the principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). In the intervening years, the Department has used the CEDAW human rights framework to guide our work and we have developed a number of innovative programs and tools to advance women's human rights. We have conducted gender analysis of City Departments as well as City Commissions and Boards to identify areas of gender inequality and make recommendations. Our flagship grants program, the Violence Against Women Intervention & Prevention Program, funds 24 community-based agencies to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
October 6, 2014
Domestic Violence & Workplace Brochure
In connection with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month which was launched on October 1 at City Hall by the Mayor, the city family, and community, we are excited to share a brochure on Domestic Violence & the Workplace developed for city employees by the Department on the Status of Women per a board resolution authored by Supervisor Eric Mar. According to the Board of Supervisors Budget & Legislative Analyst, an estimated 1300 San Francisco city employees are survivors of domestic violence each year. If you or a colleague is experiencing or committing domestic violence, there is help. The brochure provides information on workplace safety plans, how to support a co-worker who is being abused, workplace rights for abuse survivors, and community resources.
September 18, 2014
Violence Against Women Prevention & Intervention Grants Program Funding Now Available
The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women is soliciting proposals from qualified service providers to provide comprehensive gender based violence services, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking services as part of the Department’s Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention Grants Program, and ongoing commitment to provide a full range of violence against women and girls prevention and intervention services in the City and County of San Francisco. The Request for Proposals is available Thursday, September 18, 2014, and all proposals must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, October 24.
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The Department primarily focuses on 4 program areas: Women's Human Rights, Violence Against Women, Women in the Workplace, and Girls.
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About the Commission
The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) is a commission of the City and County of San Francisco whose purpose is to ensure women and girls equal economic, social, political and educational opportunities throughout the city.
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