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Commission on the Status of Women

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The Commission on the Status of Women was established on December 23, 1975 (Ordinance No. 1850) with the charge to “take affirmative action to eliminate the practice of discrimination and prejudice because of gender in the areas of housing, education, community services, and related fields.”

Since that time, appointed Commissioners have worked tirelessly, on a voluntary basis, to keep Sonoma County’s governing body aware of the issues that impact women and girls in the County.  Here you will find resolutions adopted by the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors at the request of the Commission.  For more information on the current ways Commissioners uphold the charge tasked to them, please see our Mission Statement and What We Do.

The Commission on the Status of Women passes a resolution affirming and celebrating the Sonoma County LGBTAIA+ Community. 

2020-2023 Reports

On March 14, 2023 the Commission on the Status of Women of Sonoma County (CSW) presented their 2020-2023 work plan to the Board of Supervisors. Chair Blalock and Officer at Large Brown provided an overview of their work from fiscal years 2020/21, 2021/22 and current projects for 2022/23. Please click on the report and the PowerPoint for more details on the important work your Commission on the Status of Woman has been doing during this very challenging time.

CSW 2020-2023 Work Plan Report

CSW 2020-2023 Work Plan PowerPoint

2020/2021 Covid 19- Ad Hoc Report on Childcare in Sonoma County

During the Sonoma County wildfires, power shut-offs, more wildfires, and then Covid-19- The entire sector of childcare has been affected. The Covid-19 Ad hoc has researched, analyzed data and reports, interviewed, and hosted a Childcare Radio show with top experts in Childcare. To view the report, please click here.

2020 Voices Report

The 2020 Voices of Sonoma County Women Report was prepared with the data generated between January 2019 and January 2020 from Listening Sessions at public forums held throughout the County, as well as with women housed at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility. We also collected responses through our Voices of Sonoma County Women survey. We shared the resultant Report with government officials, organizations, and individuals throughout Sonoma County.

View our 2020 Report in English and Spanish:

2020 Voices of Sonoma County Women (Executive Summary) (PDF: 73 kB)
2020 Voices of Sonoma County Women (Complete Report) (PDF: 684 kB)

Informe 2020 Voces de Mujeres del Condado de Sonoma (Resumen Ejecutivo) (PDF: 78 kB)
Informe 2020 Voces de Mujeres del Condado de Sonoma (Reporte Completo) (PDF: 743 kB)

Gold Resolutions Through 2016

February 9, 2016

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Gold Resolution requested by the Commission on the Status of Women, proclaiming February 14, 2016 as Rise Up To End Violence Against Women Day

January 5, 2016

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Joint Gold Resolution with the Commission on the Status of Women, proclaiming January 2016 to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Sonoma County.

September 22, 2015

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Joint Gold Resolution with the Commission on the Status of Women, proclaiming the Month of October 2015 to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Sonoma County.

May 19, 2015

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Gold Resolutions requested by the Commission on the Status of Women, commending eight high school students for their participation as Junior Commissioners of the Commission on the Status of Women (summary).

February 25, 2014

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Gold Resolution requested by the Commission on the Status of Women, proclaiming March 2014 as Women's History Month in Sonoma County.

January 7, 2014

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Joint Gold Resolution with the Commission on the Status of Women, Proclaiming January 7, 2014 to February 12, 2014 to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Sonoma County.

February 26, 2013

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors Gold Resolution requested by the Commission on the Status of Women, proclaiming March 2013 as Women's History Month in Sonoma County.

2007 Report

The Commission released the Report on the Status of Women in Sonoma County in 2007.

The Report’s conclusions were based on statistical data as well as widespread input from the public, community organizations and public agencies.

Executive Summary (PDF: 487 kB)

Full Report (PDF: 1.4 mB)