Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW)

The MCSW is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality.

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1 Ashburton Place , Suite 1018, Boston, MA 02108

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Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Who we serve

The purpose of the Commission is to advance women and girls toward full equity in all areas of life and to promote rights and opportunities for all women and girls. The mission of the Commission is to provide a permanent, effective voice for women and girls across Massachusetts. The Commission stands for fundamental freedoms, basic human rights and the full enjoyment of life for all women and girls throughout their lives.

The MCSW represents and recognizes all women, regardless of their age, race, color, creed, abilities, language, socio-economic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender assigned at birth.

Recent news & announcements

News

MCSW: Lynn Public Hearing 

12/01/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Join MCSW for our first in-person public hearing of 2023 in Lynn, MA on 1/19/2023.

  • News

    MCSW Request for Proposals - LGBTQ+ Report Author 

    12/19/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

    The MCSW seeks proposals for consultants with experience in report writing, public policy, public health, and candidates who are familiar with our target audience of LGBTQ+ women.

  • Press Statement

    MCSW Statement on DPH Change to SANE Program on the Cape 

    12/02/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

    The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) is very concerned about the decision made by The Department of Public Health (DPH) to drastically reduce coverage of the Cape & the Islands regional Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program.

  • Press Statement

    Statement of Solidarity Against LGBTQ+ Violence 

    11/23/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

    Read the MCSW's statement of solidarity with the victims of the senseless and hateful violence against the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado.

  • News

    MCSW: Pittsfield Public Hearing 

    10/13/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

    Join MCSW for our next in-person public hearing in Pittsfield, MA on 11/17/2022.

  • News

    MCSW: Provincetown Public Hearing 

    8/19/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

    Join MCSW for our first in-person public hearing in more than two-years.

  • News

    MCSW FY22 Annual Report 

    6/02/2022 Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women


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