PCSW is active on Facebook & Twitter, constantly sharing information related to women’s issues. Follow along to keep up-to-date on the latest news related to our three priority areas, economic security, health & safety and discrimination. We take an intersectional approach to our social media postings, meaning you’ll find a variety of articles about issues impacting various biological, social and cultural categories such as gender, race, class, ability & sexual orientation.
Five dynamic staff members join twenty-one appointed volunteer commissioners to work to eliminate sex discrimination in Connecticut. They are to inform leaders about the nature and scope of discrimination, to serve as a liaison between government and private interest groups concerned with services for women, to promote considerations of women for governmental positions, and to work with state agencies to assess programs and practices as they affect women.
Young Women Rising is a natural extension of PCSW’s work in promoting women’s leadership. The project offers networking events, volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, a comprehensive newsletter, information about board openings and other leadership opportunities, an annual essay contest for high school seniors and a nonpartisan website that will feature a blog full of the voices of this generation.
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Council is chaired and convened by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and consists of members from a diversity of backgrounds, including representatives from state agencies, the judicial branch, law enforcement, motor transport and community based organizations that work with victims of sexual and domestic violence and immigrants and refugees, and address behavioral health needs and social justice and human rights.
The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women was formed in 1973 under Sec. 46a of the Connecticut General Statutes to study and improve Connecticut women’s economic security, health and safety; to promote consideration of qualified women to leadership positions; and to work toward the elimination of gender discrimination.
Are you looking to file a workplace discrimination complaint? Have questions about family & medical leave? Looking for someone to provide sexual harassment prevention training in your workplace? Check out our list of frequently asked questions.