Tallahassee, FL (February 2, 2016) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today that it is joining with the Florida State University Center for Demography & Population Health Applied Demographics Studio to target priority issues facing Florida women and families through 2021.
The Commission has travel throughout the state over the previous 18 months to engage with women to hear firsthand of the challenges they are currently facing by hosting and supporting open and informational conversations. The goal was to provide a report on the most up-to-date and current issues women are experiencing in their communities. The FCSW hopes that this information will be beneficial to leaders and decision makers in our state.
The first published report comprehensive report, Your Voice Matters: A Conversation with Florida Women and Families, “is designed to serves as a reference and guide as it represents an account of key issues, challenges, and suggested solutions described during public discussions and an online survey sponsored by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) and supported by local partnering organizations.
“We plan to continue this open dialogue and through a strategic plan of collaborating with a variety of organizations, continue to focus on the key issues facing women and families today. It is our desire that the information provided in this report impacts those we serve – girls and women – and acts as a catalyst to ensure their challenges and needs of are met,” stated Patti Hamilton, chair of the FCSW.
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991 consisting of 22 appointed members, administratively housed in the Office of the Attorney General, Pam Bondi.The Florida Legislature, through Section 14.24, Florida Statutes, mandates the Commission to study the changing and developing roles of women in American society, including the implementation of recommendations to improve the development of individual potential. It is in fulfillment of our mandate and mission that the Commission has chosen to host this open dialog with the women and families of Florida.