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:

Advancing the health, education, economic, social and legal status of women in Georgia.


  • Access to Healthcare


  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Elder Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • Workplace or School Violence


  • In All Its Forms



  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Childhood Health & Obesity
  • Quality, Affordable Childcare


News / Events

Georgia Woman of the Year - 2013

Brenda Wood of 11Alive News, WXIA in Atlanta The Georgia Woman of the Year Committee, Inc., Georgia Commission on Women and the Georgia Women’s Institute are happy to announce that Brenda Wood of 11Alive News, WXIA in Atlanta, has been chosen as the 2013 Georgia Woman of the Year.

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Scholarship Nominations

A Call for Scholarship Nominations
Deadline: August 1, 2013

The Georgia Woman of the Year Committee, Inc., in cooperation with the Georgia Commission on Women and the Georgia Women's Institute, has established a scholarship awards program for women currently attending Georgia colleges and universities.
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Guides On Equal Pay

Women’s Bureau just released its guides on Equal Pay A Guide to Women’s Equal Pay Rights and An Employer’s Guide to Equal Pay.
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