In New York City, we are proud of our success making this the safest big city in America. Even so, New York’s girls, women, and transgender and gender conforming individuals still face violence, harassment, and sexual abuse every single day. LGBTQ New Yorkers, especially transgender women of color, are particularly vulnerable to this violence.
The Commission on Gender Equity believes that in New York City, everyone should feel safe wherever they go, whether on the street, in school or at work, or in their own home. That’s why, under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, the Commission on Gender Equity is helping to build a safer New York City for all people across the gender spectrum. Working closely with partners throughout City government – including the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, the City Commission on Human Rights, the NYPD, and many others – we work to combat human trafficking, to aid survivors of domestic violence, and to improve public safety. We also support Citywide efforts to secure justice for survivors of all kinds of violence, combat street harassment, and provide inclusive and affirming resources to the LGBTQ community.