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Commission on the Status of Women

Voices of Sonoma County Women: COVID-19 Pandemic Edition

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The intention of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the status of women of all backgrounds in Sonoma County and to respond to the specific needs and concerns they have. To these ends, we held a series of “Listening Sessions” throughout the county in 2019 and distributed a print and online survey. In the Spring of 2020, we created an in-depth report utilizing the data and the stories we had collected and distributed it widely (linked below). Our 2021-22 project focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Sonoma County women and girls.

Our ad hoc is one of the recipients for the competitive Women’s Recovery Response Grant, which supports projects aimed at addressing the post-pandemic economic recovery of women and girls in California. With this support, we are partnering with the Center for the Advancement of Women to create the Status of Women and Girls in Sonoma County Report, scheduled to be released in Spring of 2023.

Ad hoc members: Commissioners Jan Blalock, Marta Cruz, Katie Gordon, and Ofra Isler

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)

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