Upcoming Friends COSW Sponsored Events

    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Soluna Cafe & Lounge - 272 McAllister Street, San Francisco

    Please Join Us For 

    A no host gathering to meet commissioners, board members, and membership ambassadors.  Learn more about the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women and our advocacy work to stop violence against women, eliminate human trafficking, and promote gender equity.

    Monthly Commission on the Status of Women Meeting 

    Our informal gathering will be held immediately following the monthly Commission meeting:

    San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women 

    City Hall, Room 408

    June 27, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm.

    Dr. Fukushima from the University of Utah will present the findings from the Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment at the Commission meeting.  Findings from this Assessment will help the Department on the Status of Women identify the needs of survivors of violence - domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.


    Membership Chair Faye Mellos at or 415.779.6636

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Golden Gate Ballroom @ the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    2018 CEDAW 

    Women's Human Rights Awards 


    Honoring the achievements of individuals and organizations who use their public roles to advance the rights of women and girls. Awards are given for leadership demonstrated in multiple sectors of the community including education, entrepreneurship, government, health, labor, media, and philanthropy which represents the CEDAW principles. See pictures and highlights of last year's event here.


    Thursday, September 20, 2018 
    10:30 am Check-in and Photo Reception
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm Awards Program
    Golden Gate Ballroom - Marriott Marquis
    780 Mission @ 4th Street, San Francisco

    Sponsorship opportunities now available.  We will be pleased to customize a package that meets your goals and objectives.
    Contact Verna Liza Caba for more information: 

    CEDAW stands for the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women and girls.  In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to adopt a local CEDAW Ordinance.


    For event questions or registration assistance, contact us via 
    email - or 
    call 415.77.WOMEN (415.779.6636)


    If you are unable to attend but would like to support our work, please consider making a tax-deductible gift.  Donate online at or send a check made payable to FriendsCOSW, PO Box 191482, San Francisco, CA 94119.  Thank you.

    The FRIENDS of the Commission on the Status of Women is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the mission of the Commission on the Status of Women to promote the human rights of women and girls in San Francisco.  Tax ID #51-0183349.

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