What's Happening in Commission on the Status of Women

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  • In May and June, join us for a virtual reading & discussion group: Women's Suffrage Revisited: An Intersectional Analysis of Race, Class, & Gender. Presented by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women,and the University at Buffalo Institute for Education on Women and Gender. Generously Supported by Humanities New York.

    Schedule: (Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

    March 3, 2021 5:08pm
  • March is Women's History Month! Be sure to check-out some of the great events happening all-month-long. From business networking meetups to self-care sessions to inspirational talks, you're sure to find something interesting, helpful, or just plain fun!

    Click here to download a PDF of the calendar

    March 3, 2021 4:50pm
  • Erie County has created an official COVID-19 / Coronavirus information page, updated daily, with resources for:

    ✔︎ The Public
    ✔︎ Healthcare Professionals
    ✔︎ Healthcare Facilities
    ✔︎ Schools & Childcare Programs
    ✔︎ Mental Health

    Visit: erie.gov/COVID19

    April 8, 2020 4:09pm
  • This time of stress and uncertainty can create a volatile domestic situation. And amid the Coronavirus lockdown, reports of domestic violence have increased. If you feel unsafe in your relationship, need shelter, or need advice, use the following resources:

    Child & Family Services

    April 8, 2020 3:54pm
  • March is Women's History Month! Be sure to check-out a few of the fabulous events happening all-month-long.
    April 8, 2020 3:31pm

  • The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is committed to promoting gender equaility for women's pay.

    Here is some helpful information about Pay Equity and the Gender Gap locally and nationally

    Click the links below to find out more

    February 11, 2020 2:43pm
  • In the United States, one in four women will become a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. Here in Erie County, over 10,000 calls were placed to law enforcement to report an incident of domestic violence in 2018 (source: Erie County Central Police Services).

    Please join us on Saturday, September 28 to participate in this year's 2019 Plant-a-Thon at The Tribute Garden in Isle View Park. See our Facebook event here.

    September 23, 2019 2:55pm
  • Join the ECCSW at the Tribute Garden on June 21, 2019 to celebrate the summer solstice... more information coming soon!
    May 14, 2019 2:05pm
  • Check out the great events happening during Women's History Month.
    April 2, 2019 10:50am
  • Check out the latest resources for Pay Equity Month. Visit: erie.gov/csw/index.php?q=feature/news-about-pay-equity-erie-county

    April 2, 2019 10:48am
  • The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center and The Buffalo History Museum

    Present: Trailblazing Women Speaker Series

    The Lady Architect: Louise Bethune, FAIA

    Presented by Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA LEED AP

    Join on Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 6pm at the Buffalo History Museum

    February 25, 2019 12:06pm
  • The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to former ECCSW Executive Director Susan Curran Hoyt’s family on her passing this spring 2018. Ms. Curran Hoyt served as the Commission’s executive director from 1997-2001. Under her leadership several reports and programs were created to the great benefit of women in Erie County including the 1997 report, Status of Women in Erie County: An Agenda for Progress and the United Nations Women’s Conference at Beijing-One Year Later. We are grateful for her invaluable contribution.
    June 7, 2018 2:07pm
  • The Women’s Bureau and Erie County Commission on the Status of Women invite you to a webinar

    Middle Skills Initiative: Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Training in Erie County

    April 11, 2018 2:11pm
  • The Commission on the Status of Women is committed to promoting gender equaility for women's pay.

    Look for news on our web page and Facebook page in early April about upcoming events for April 2018 Pay Equity Month!

    April 10 is All Women’s Equal Pay Day*

    April 5, 2018 1:59pm
  • April 10 is All Women’s Equal Pay Day!
    March 29, 2018 1:48pm
  • First Amendment, First Vote!

    March 8, 2018 11:36am
  • Commemorating Women’s History Month in Buffalo & Erie County

    Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    March 2018 Calendar


    Please check listed phone/website to confirm location, dates and times. Activities listed as submitted by 2/3/2018.

    $ = There is a charge for this event.


    March 8, 2018 11:21am
  • Healthy Relationships Summit: Teen Dating Violence Awareness

    Date: February 12, 2018

    Time: 9:30-1:30

    Location: Buffalo State College, Butler Library, room 210

    To register contact Karen King at karen.king@erie.gov

    Register by February 1, 2018, space is limited!

    January 5, 2018 11:54am
  • In the United States, one in four women will become a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. The ECCSW works with the community to honor the lives of those affected by domestic violence through our Tribute Garden. Each year before Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, we join with Cornell's Master Gardeners, local youth, and community members to maintain and expand the Tribute Garden while providing community education on the pervasive issue of domestic violence in Erie County.
    January 3, 2018 2:29pm
  • The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau will be hosting a webinar series on middle skills and women in the trades workforce development starting on December 14.

    January 3, 2018 2:28pm
  • 47th Annual Conference and Empowerment Summit


    July 24, 2017 10:48am
  • Working to discover extraor-dinary people and places in time, Judith Wellman special-izes in finding historic sites in New York State relating to the ideal of equal rights for all people, with a special focus on the Underground Railroad, women’s rights, and African American history. Judith has been instrumental in researching Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls. She is Professor Emerita at the State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator, Historical New York Research Associates.

    April 21, 2017 12:18pm
  • Proceeds from the WalkA-Thon go to The Teal Project, Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness and Healthy Relationship Programs in WNY and The Tribute Garden, Dedicated to the lives of those affected by Domestic Violence.

    April 21, 2017 12:17pm
  • Celebrate women's history month at several events in the area throughout the month of March.
    March 3, 2017 1:34pm
  • Women's History Month kickoff event
    February 22, 2017 12:51pm
  • Honor, Systems of Masculinity, and Violence against Women: Responses and Solutions
    October 13, 2016 12:58pm
  • Please join us on the day of the summer solstice for a sunset celebration in honor of those affected by Domestic Violence. On this day of greatest light, we will witness the setting sun as it aligns with the trellis sculpture, symbolizing peace, healing, and awareness.

    June 17, 2016 3:56pm
  • The Women’s History Month Calendar of Events is back for a seventh year in March 2016! The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library are collaborating again to showcase, celebrate and educate the community on Women’s History Month activities locally.

    January 13, 2016 12:12pm
  • Watch video of officials and community organizations joined together on September 28, 2015 to cut the ribbon on a Tribute Garden in Isle View Park in Tonawanda, NY. The Tribute Garden is dedicated to victims of domestic violence. 

    November 23, 2015 1:36pm
  • October 9, 2015 12:37pm
  • Purchase a brick or stone today and be a part of the Ribbon Cutting ofthe Tribute Garden on September 26, 2015 

    October 9, 2015 12:36pm
  • Site Visit with Greenway Fund representative from the Community Foundation, Jean McKeown,Artist Sarah Fonzi and landscape architect Joy Kuebler along with committee Chair Eras Bechakus

    October 9, 2015 12:35pm
  • County Executive Joins EC Commission on the Status of Women, Partners in Renewing Call to End Pay Discrimination between Genders

    October 9, 2015 12:33pm