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The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, a nonpartisan state agency, was created with a view to developing recommendations which enable women to make the maximum contribution to society. The Commission provides information on issues that affect the lives of women and girls including the areas of gender equity in the media; educational needs of women and girls; gender in the workplace and employment; health and safety of women and girls; and women in the military, women veterans, and military families.

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Observances Calendar

MARCH 2015

March is Women's History Month

California State Legislature

In recognition of Women's History Month, Legislative Resolutions (SR 13 and HR 8) were introduced by Senator (Commissioner) Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember (Commissioner Cristina Garcia.

For more information on Senate Resolution 13
Read House Resolution 8

FEBRUARY 2015


Celebrate Girls and Women in Sports in February

Girls and Women in Sports Week is February 1 – 7, 2015

Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR 9 was introduced by Senator Jean Fuller to proclaim February 1 to 7, 2015 as California Girls and Women in Sports Week. This measure would recognize female athletes, coaches, officials, and sports administrators for their important contribution in promoting the value of sports in the achievement of full human potential.

For more information on SCR 9

February 4th is National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The first “National Women in Sports Day” was celebrated by Presidential Proclamation on February 4, 1987. Celebrate with this year's theme: Game On!

For more information

February is American Heart Month  

February 6th is California Wear Red Day

Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 (SCR 13) by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and coauthored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia recognizes the month of February 2015 as American Heart Month in California and February 6, 2015 as Wear Red Day in California in order to raise awareness of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke.

For more information on SCR 13

February 6th is American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day and Women’s Heart Health Day

Go Red For Women wants you to join the movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease and to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. National Wear Red Day® on Feb. 6, 2015.

Be sure to wear something red to show your support for women with heart disease.

For more information on Wear Red Day

February 14 is V-Day  

V-Day, not to be confused with Valentine's Day, is February 14.  V-Day is a global campaign launched in 1998 to raise awareness and resources to end violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incests, female gender mutilation and sex slavery.  Playwright and author, Eve Ensler, established V-Day after her play (The Vagina Monologues) inspired women to share their own stories about surviving sexual violence.  The mission of V-Day is to end violence against women and girls through performance art, large-scale benefits, film screenings, local projects and programs.  Funds raised go to shelters and rape crisis centers.  Over 5,800 V-Day events take place each year.

Learn more about the campaign and to find, or create, a V-Day event in your area.

February 16th is Presidents Day - State offices are closed.

February is African American Black History Month

February is National Black History Month, a national observance that recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to the United States.

Are you planning to honor Black or African American history in a celebration during Black History Month? Here are some ideas and resources to include women in your celebration. 

Black History Themes
African Women in Black History
National Women's History Project


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