Concerned that far too many New Yorkers continue to face discrimination because of their gender, Mayor de Blasio established the Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) in June 2015 to address issues of inequity and discrimination facing girls, women, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons regardless of ability, age, ethnicity/race, faith, gender expression, immigrant status, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
In September 2016, the City Council and the de Blasio Administration determined that it was essential to permanently establish CGE, ensuring a long-term focus on eliminating gender discrimination in New York City.
To that end, Local Law 67 was passed mandating that CGE:
To successfully carry out its mandate, CGE:
The Commission on Gender Equity’s Strategic Plan—Advancing Gender Equity in New York City announces the Commission’s goals and strategies to advance gender equity in New York City through the remainder of the de Blasio administration. The plan also identifies lead initiatives which will be the initial programmatic focus of each strategy.The plan also introduces the City’s first-ever Gender Equity Inter-Agency Partnership, aimed at helping develop an integrated and sustainable approach to achieving gender equity in NYC. The group is comprised of senior-level agency representatives from City agencies. Read the CGE 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan here
CGE’s first Annual Report shares highlights of the Commission’s first 30 months of operation. Between June 2015, when it was established by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and December 2017, CGE,
Read CGE’s first Annual Report to learn more about its work to advance gender equity in the City.
In 2015, Mayor de Blasio established New York City’s Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) through Executive Order Number 10.
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. Learn more about Local Law 67.