New Mexico Commission
on the Status
of Women

Gender Equalityin New Mexico

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Our Mission

The Commission on the Status of Women will work to ensure the success, advancement, health, and equity of all New Mexican women. The Commission will incorporate and celebrate diversity with understanding and compassion, while advocating for women-specific issues within our state. The Commission will incorporate all voices for meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of New Mexican women in our state.

History

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The Commission on the status of women was created in 1975 to address issues critical to women’s advancement, which at that time included issues ranging from women having credit in their own name to adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment. Recently, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham re-funded the Commission to ensure a focus on addressing issues critical to the success of all New Mexican women.

The Commission consists of fifteen members from all corners and backgrounds of the state. The Commission conducts an annual listening tour to highlight the challenges and opportunities for women throughout the state and to identify legislative and agency opportunities to address the challenges and expand opportunity.

Announcements

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