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Commission for Women

Total public members:                 21         

Method of Appointment:             Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council

2017 Appointments:                     0          

Length of Appointment:              3 years

Residency:                                   Must be DC residents

Paid board:                                   No (all roles are voluntary)

 

Description:

The Commission shall stimulate and encourage study and review of the status of women and may act as a clearinghouse for activities in the District of Columbia. The Commission shall conduct studies, review progress, develop, recommend and undertake action and initiate and conduct programs in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Elimination of discrimination based on sex and elimination of sex role stereotyping and bias;

(2) Public and private employment practices, including matters pertaining to hours, wages and working conditions;

(3) Education;

(4) Equality of rights and responsibilities of men and women under the law; and

(5) New and expanded services for women to facilitate their optimal functioning as homemakers, wage earners, and citizens, including mental and physical health care, and the improvement of facilities for child care and youth development.

Commission Membership

The Commission shall be composed of 21 members appointed by the Mayor, from among the residents of the District of Columbia.

Qualifications:

Members will have experience in the areas of public affairs and issues of particular interest and concern to women, representative by geographic area and reflective by race and age of the population of the District of Columbia.

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