The Georgia Commission on Women is a statutory commission established by Act of the Georgia Legislature in 1992 to look at the laws of Georgia and their impact on women, to make recommendations to the Governor, Lt. Governor, the Legislature and the U.S. Congress. The Commission is also to study issues of concern to women and families, to encourage and inform Georgia women, to hold conferences and public hearings. The Executive Branch and all departments cooperate with the Commission, providing resources wherever needed. Funded by the state, the Commission has fifteen members, with five each appointed to four year terms by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House.
Testimony from thirteen Public Hearings held in 1993 through 1995, continued at least annually, to the present time, have yielded
the following Commission Priorities, reflected in Commission Policy, Program and Projects:
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International Women's Day
"The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum"