Painting being installed at Southeastern Live Well Center.

Commission on the Status of Women & Girls

The Commission is mandated to study and advise the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on areas of concern to women’s lives and needs in San Diego County. Our ,mission is to identify the unique challenges faced vy women and girls in our community and to work collaboratively towards solutions that promote gender equity.

In 1975, The Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego declared that it is the policy of the County to take action to identify the needs and problems of women and girls in the County that are affected by public policy decisions; and furthermore, to eliminate the practice of discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sex within the County. In order to promote this policy and to provide an open forum for discussion and action, there was hereby established a San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls in the Chief Administrative Office.

The fifteen members of the Commission represent the County. Each of the San Diego County Supervisors appoints two citizens to represent their district on the Commission. Each Commissioner serves a four-year term, concurrent with the Supervisor’s term. The additional three positions on the Commission are filled as Members-at-Large, nominated by the Commission, and approved by the Board of Supervisors to serve two-year terms.

Areas of impact include:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Homelessness
  • Human Trafficking
  • Human Care Services; Child Care Needs
  • Education Opportunities; Medical and Health Services
  • Welfare and Social Services; Elder Care and Fraud
  • Criminal Justice Policies and Procedures; Legal Services
  • Employment Opportunities; Sexual Discrimination and Prejudice
  • Housing; Credit and Loan Policies
  • County Programs and Policies Affecting Women
  • Legislative Issues to Promote Women’s Equal Rights

A word of welcome from the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. 

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