The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy and the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women are hosting the unveiling the County of Santa Clara Women’s Bill of Rights, highlighting the County’s Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The County is working toward a vital ordinance for the acquisition and protection of gender equity within Santa Clara County, not only in the workforce, but in all social, political, and cultural spheres. The unveiling will take place before the County of Santa Clara Annual Women’s Equality Luncheon Celebration.
President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Carla Collins, Interim Director, County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco, City of San Jose
Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women
City for CEDAW members
WHEN AND WHERE:
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza (Between the pavilion and the theater)
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
CEDAW: Women’s Bill of Rights demands a gender lens for decision making and will further address women’s safety from all forms of violence, as currently 44% of women in Santa Clara County have experienced some form of Domestic Violence in their lifetime, compared to 17% of men.
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Media Contact: Laurel Anderson/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Carla Collins, Office of Women's Policy, (408) 299-5152.
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