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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.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
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    Last fall, the Commission on Gender Equity and the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence successfully launched the first New York City local effort of the global 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Read the Campaign Recap to learn more!
Advancing Gender Equity in New York City, 2018-2021 Strategic Plan
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    CGE’s 2018- 2021 Strategic Plan 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.
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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 here


In July 2018, the Sexual Health Education Task Force released its final findings report about the state of sexual health education in New York City schools. The report outlines 11 recommendations under the following categories:

  • Prioritize a culture of sexual wellness and inclusivity in all schools
  • Ensure all students are served by well-equipped and supported health education instructors
  • Improve the content, substance, and methods of sexual health education
  • Strengthen accountability and reporting

This report is a culmination of work done by 28 members of the task force, appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in September 2017. The task force was chaired by Jacqueline Ebanks, Executive Director of the Commission on Gender Equity. Task force members included students, educators, sexual health education experts and experts in the field of LGBTQ and gender non-conforming health education, among others.

Read the Sexual Health Education Task Force's report to learn more about its recommendations to improve health education in New York City schools.