About the Commission on Gender Equity

Mandate

What We Do

Executive Order Number 10
In 2015, Mayor de Blasio established New York City’s Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) through Executive Order Number 10. 

The Commission is an advisory body that supports City agencies in dismantling institutional barriers for women and girls in order to achieve the Mayor's commitment to reduce gender-based inequity.  The CGE recommends policies that promote the economic, social, political and physical well-being of women and girls regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Local Law 67
CGE was codified into local law in September 2016 with a mandate to study inequities facing women and girls and their social and economic consequences and advise the Mayor and City Council on strategies to mitigate those inequities.

Vision

CGE envisions a New York where women and girls regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity and sexual orientation live with dignity and equality, are free from violence and discrimination, and have unlimited opportunities to exercise their talents and skills.

Mission

The mission of CGE is to promote the economic, social, political and physical well-being of women and girls regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or sexual orientation.