Founded in 1976, the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women organizes events in the community to raise public awareness and funding for work of the San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women. Our three focus areas are stopping violence against women, eliminating human trafficking and promoting gender equality.


Visit our events page for additional listings and a calendar of community events and gatherings.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:30 PM • 141 Gough Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:30 PM • 3625 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:30 PM • 3625 24th Street, SF, CA 94110
Friday, November 03, 2017 8:30 AM • Golden Gate Ballroom @ the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Join us to pledge your support and commitment to Inspiring an Equal Future: To lead change so women and girls have equal opportunity and are free from violence.


Helps us implement Friends initiatives and programs not funded by the City of San Francisco such as:

- Gender Equality Principles Initiative

- 100 Girls Who Will One Day Influence the World

- Grant funding for organizations like SFCAHT and its Anti-Human Trafficking Teen Poster Contest


CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awards - We are now planning for our annual fundraising event. Awards are given for leadership demonstrated in multiple sectors of the community, including education, entrepreneurship, government, health, labor, media and philanthropy which represent the CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) principles. We are looking for volunteers experienced in fundraising, marketing, and public relations. If you are interested, please email Verna Liza Caba at

International Women's Day - Share your event planning skills or ideas and help us host a city-wide celebration.  With women and men joining forces each of us can lead in our own way, and take bold action to accelerate gender parity.  If you are interested, please us at

The Friends will celebrate International Women's Day 2018 on Friday, March 9th.


Mailing Address:

Friends COSW

PO Box 191482

San Francisco, CA 94119

Phone: 415.779.6636 


Newsletter and Calendar Listing:

Executive Director:

Verna Liza Caba 


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P.O. Box 191482 • San Francisco, California 94119 • 415.779.6636 • • Tax ID #51-0183349