The Fairfax County Women's Commission (CFW) is a powerful advocate for women's rights in the county. Established in 1971, the Commission has been a driving force for gender equality, striving to ensure full equality for women and girls in Fairfax County. As part of a national network of state and local commissions for women, the CFW is affiliated with Fairfax County's Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) division. The CFW works to advance women's rights in areas such as domestic violence, educational equality, and workplace progress.
To this end, the Commission regularly hosts events and workshops to bring together leaders from the Alexandria Women's Commission, the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women, the City of Fairfax Women's Commission, the District of Columbia Women's Commission, and the Loudoun Women's and Girls Coalition. These events provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to healthcare and reproductive rights. At these events, speakers discuss ways to promote gender equality, eliminate violence against women, and honor the women and girls of Fairfax County. The CFW also works with local organizations to provide resources for women in need.
These resources include access to healthcare services, legal assistance, and support for victims of domestic violence. The CFW is committed to advancing women's rights in Fairfax County. Through its advocacy efforts, the Commission works to ensure that all women have access to the resources they need to lead healthy and successful lives. The CFW is a powerful advocate for gender equality and is dedicated to creating a safe and equitable environment for all women in Fairfax County.