The mission of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is to provide a permanent, effective voice for women across Massachusetts. The Commission stands for fundamental freedoms, basic human rights and the full enjoyment of life for all women throughout their lives. The purpose of the commission is to advance women toward full equality in all areas of life and to promote rights and opportunities for women.
All Commission meetings are open to the public. Please call to confirm the time and location of the meeting.
The full Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. (except during November and December when the meetings will be on the second Wednesday, and February when the meeting will be held on the third Wednesday) at the Charles F. Hurley Building, 307C, 19 Staniford St, Boston.
We welcome your questions, comments, ideas and participation. If you would like more information or want to be on our mailing list, please contact us.
The MCSW is pleased to provide this interactive, online resource and referral network for access to information, services, agencies and organizations for Massachusetts' women and their families.
Please click here to access the website.
The Commission consists of 19 volunteer commissioners, who are appointed by one of four appointing authorities. The Governor, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House, and the Caucus of Women Legislators.