DirectorWelcome 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.

Emily M. Murase, PhD



February Meeting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020  5pm
City Hall, Room 408
San Francisco, CA  94102


March Meeting
Wednesday, March 25, 2020  5pm
City Hall, Room 408
San Francisco, CA  94102

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The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women promotes equitable treatment and fosters the advancement of women and girls throughout San Francisco through policies, legislation, and programs.



Seeking a recent college graduate or graduate student for a Public Policy Fellow position

Request for Proposals for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
Notice and Application Documents

Recently Published Reports

Representation of Women in City Property: Report

Gender Analysis of San Francisco Police Department: Report, Executive Summary

Human Trafficking in San Francisco: Report, Highlights

Gender Analysis of Commissions and Boards: Report, Executive Summary

Family Violence in San Francisco: Report, Highlights




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