The purpose of the Commission on the Status of Women is to promote equal rights and opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all women and girls, and to address issues of discrimination and prejudice that negatively affect women in Sonoma County.
In support of the mission statement above, through 2020, the Commission will focus on the following issues that affect women and girls:
Additionally, the Commission provides mentorship to youth in the form of the Junior Commissioner Project, and through collaboration, outreach, and the work of the Legislative Advisory Group the Commission supports community efforts to:
- Encourage women to seek elected and appointed office.
- Eradicate human trafficking.
- Prevent elder abuse.
- Protect the reproductive and healthcare rights of women and girls.