Reducing poverty and increasing economic opportunity and mobility for all women regardless of race, class, age, gender and sexual orientation.
Ensuring every woman, girl and transgender individual is safe and lives free of violence in her/his/their neighborhood, school, community and home.
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.
CGE has begun collecting information about events and programs that communities will host during the campaign period. We invite you and your organization to join us in our effort to host an event across all 59 community districts. If you are hosting an event, we ask that you or your organization complete this event form by Friday, November 2nd to indicate the date, location, and a description of your event or program.
Please remember that the event you host can be small or large in size, and can range from asking your office or school to "go orange," to hosting a screening of a film related to gender-based violence. Engage your community in whatever way that you have capacity to meaningfully do.
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:
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.
In February 2018, the Commission on Gender Equity released its first Annual Report and a new publication Leveling the Paying Field: Best Practices for Gender Pay Equity in the Workplace.