Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women

In 1980, the City of Gainesville Commission approved the establishment of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women. In 1994, after concerns over what some Commissioners viewed as controversial actions by the GCOSW, including providing condoms for a health fair, the City of Gainesville severed ties with GCOSW. Those involved with GCOSW’s cause realized, however, that Gainesville was still in need of an organization to advocate for the needs of women and girls in our community. GCOSW incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and continues to this day to work towards its mission.

It is the mission of GCOSW to seek for every woman and girl dignity and opportunities equal to her potential, respecting diversity in ability, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, and age.

 

 

 

In 1980, the City of Gainesville Commission approved the establishment of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women. In 1994, after concerns over what some Commissioners viewed as controversial actions by the GCOSW, including providing condoms for a health fair, the City of Gainesville severed ties with GCOSW. Those involved with GCOSW’s cause realized, however, that Gainesville was still in need of an organization to advocate for the needs of women and girls in our community. GCOSW incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and continues to this day to work towards its mission.

It is the mission of GCOSW to seek for every woman and girl dignity and opportunities equal to her potential, respecting diversity in ability, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, and age.

 

 

 

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