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    Reducing poverty and increasing economic opportunity and mobility for all women regardless of race, class, age, gender and sexual orientation.

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    Ensuring every woman, girl and transgender individual is safe and lives free of violence in her/his/their neighborhood, school, community and home.
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    Promoting safe and healthy environments for women and girls with access to healthcare and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, gender, sexuality and reproduction.

Latest Achievements

Pay Equity Public Hearing

On September 19, The NYC Commission on Gender Equity, Commission on Human Rights and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection hosted a Public Hearing on Pay Equity at the New York City Bar Association. Learn more.

Gender Equity Summits

In June, the Commission on Gender Equity went to all five boroughs to engage and mobilize New Yorkers of all gender identities, gender expressions, and backgrounds as we work to advance gender equity in NYC. Stay tuned for a report on our findings.

Advancing Gender Equity in New York City
Annual Report 2018

This annual report covers the twelve month period from January through December 2018 and presents the goals for January through December 2019. Between January 2018 and December 2018, the Commission on Gender Equity advanced gender equity in New York City by:

  • Developing and releasing its 2018 – 2021 Strategic Plan which guides CGE's activities for the remainder of the de Blasio Administration.
  • Deepening public engagement and education through hosting and participating in panel discussions, information sessions, community forums, and developing and implementing key initiatives
  • Advancing a legislative agenda by providing testimony before the City Council and leading and supporting community activism
  • Developing and implementing an integrated and sustainable approach to advancing gender equity in New York City by establishing a citywide infrastructure.

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The Commission on Gender Equity (CGE) hosted its first Public Meeting on December 13, 2018 to present its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan: Advancing Gender Equity in New York City. This meeting gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Commission's first ever strategic plan and participate in breakout sessions to discuss and inform the Commission's current and future efforts. Read more.

The Commission on Gender Equity and the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence led NYC's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign between November 25th and December 10th, 2018. You can combat gender-based violence year-round in your community. Take a look at our Campaign Recap to learn more!

Commission on Gender Equity releases 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan–Advancing Gender Equity in New York City–which 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