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Commission on the Status of Women

Women’s Recovery Response

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In January 2022, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) opened applications for the Women’s Recovery Response Grant (WRRG), a $5 million dollar funding program focused on supporting the needs of women in California who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, we received notification that we had been selected as a recipient of this competitive grant. The approved project is titled ‘The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Sonoma County’.

We have partnered with the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University (hereafter, “the Center”) to produce an intersectional advocacy report that will focus on providing equitable and effective policy solutions to support the post-pandemic, economic recovery of women and girls in our county. The Center has produced numerous reports for California Commissions and is well-equipped to effectively embark on such a project. 

The Report will utilize two key data sources to accomplish our goals. First, the project will leverage quantitative and qualitative data from the Voices of Sonoma County Women 2021 research project. Second, the Center will utilize data from the September 2022 release of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) to expand on the Commission’s primary data collection efforts. Taken together, these data sources will provide a robust picture of the impact of COVID-19 on the women and girls in our community. The Report will therefore empower our entire Commission – as well as a wide range of stakeholders in the county – to pursue equitable policy solutions for women in our community.

We plan on sharing this work widely to ensure it has the greatest possible impact on our community.

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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