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Your tax deductible gift (Tax ID #51-0183349) will go towards our work of increasing public awareness in stopping violence against women, eliminating human trafficking and promoting gender equality.  

20,000 X 2020 Initiative

In partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women will offer salary negotiation workshops for 20,000 women by 2020 so they can gain skills to become financially independent.  The FREE workshops will be available to all women, regardless of age and at any career level.

Anti - Human Trafficking

The Friends seeded the first Child Sex Trafficking Conference in 2013 that featured best practices, latest legislation and strategies for agencies and the community to better coordinate anti-trafficking efforts.  Since then, the Friends has been a sponsor of the annual conference presented by the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking  (SFCAHT)  - an organization with the support of the Mayor's Office with membership of over 30 agencies representing non-governmental organizations, government agencies, law enforement agencies, service providers, educators, and community members.

SFCAHT takes a zero tolerance stance on exploitation, violence, and human trafficking and is building a strong group of anti-trafficking advocates and experts in San Francisco.

The Friends also sponsors the annual Human Trafficking Poster Contest for teens.

Freedom FWD 

The Friends act as a fiscal agent for the Freedom FWD project to help end child sex trafficking in San Francisco.

Gender Equality Principles (GEP) Initiative

Launched in 2010, the Gender Equality Principles Initiative is a groundbreaking assessment program that helps organizations achieve gender equality through the implementations of the seven Gender Equality Principles.

In addition to sponsoring the GEP Challenge Forum which was relaunched on January 27, 2017, the Friends also support a part-time Gender Equality Principles Fellow at the Department on the Status of Women. For registration and GEP Challenge Forum event information, click here.

100 Girls Who One Day Will Influence the World 

The 100 Girls Who One Day Will Influence the World Initiative is an outreach program for girls who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).  Our past events include participating in the WorldWideWomen Girls Festival and hosting Tea and Conversation with the First Lady of San Francisco where we provided mentoring on STEAM related careers, public speaking and communications, finance, and etiquette to 100 girls from the Bay Area.

We also promote the Girls Services Directory, a valuable resource for girls when they need help or want to participate in the community and stay involved in activities and programs.   

Your contribution helps us to implement initiatives and programs not funded by the City that support the Commission and Department on the Status of Women. Together, we work to increase public awareness of issues affecting the lives of women and girls.  Inspire an equal future for women and girls by contributing to Friends by completing the form below or send a check made payable to:
PO Box 191482
San Francisco, CA 94119
Thank you!
The Board of Directors
Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women
415.77.WOMEN (415.779.6636)

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