The Commission on Gender Equity is proud to launch the Show Up for Gender Equity campaign, which seeks to build a safer and more inclusive New York City.
2020 was a significant year for gender equity milestones. Globally, it was 25 years since the United Nations held its 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing where Secretary Hillary Clinton declared “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights. Nationally, it was the 100th Anniversary of the 19th amendment through which women secured the right to vote, although it took Black women and women of color some 50 years to see that dream realized for themselves. Locally, it was 45 years since New York City established its first Commission on the Status of Women, known today as the Commission on Gender Equity. Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, CGE remains deeply committed to breaking down barriers to equity to ensure that all New Yorkers, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or background, can live economically secure, safe, and healthy lives.
We are calling on all New Yorkers to take action in support of women and girls, and transgender and gender non-binary New Yorkers. So join us!