Hampden Research Report Listening Session
The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) released the full research report on the Status of Women and Girls in Western Massachusetts, 2019 and the Key Findings on the Status of Women and Girls in Western Massachusetts, 2019 on September 20, 2019. Following the launch, we are cohosting Listening Sessions with the Regional Commissions on the Status of Women and Girls in Western Massachusetts throughout October and November 2019.
This Listening Session is the third of the tour and is scheduled for November 14, 2019 during the meeting for the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (HCCSWG). The location and time is TBD.
The publication of the full research report and key findings marks a new milestone for the WFWM to collect intergenerational, intersectional data that will serve as a resource to inform the WFWM direction. This report will also equip the organizations in Western Massachusetts who are serving women and girls with the knowledge to identify problems concretely and propose evidence-based solutions for the region.
The Listening Sessions will serve as the channel for the region’s constituents to share their reflections with the WFWM on the report and to share directive feedback on how the data compiled in future iterations of the research report may better serve this region. If you plan to attend the November 14th Hampden Listening Session, please RSVP below.
To read the full report and/or key findings, go to mywomensfund.org/wma-women-and-girls/
About the HCCSWG: On April 25, 2017, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women inaugurated nine new commissioners to a newly formed regional commission created to study and report on the status of women and girls in the twenty-three towns and cities that make up Hampden County, Western Massachusetts. “The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality.” Taking from the brief provided, the Regional Commissions: “Modeled after the MCSW, the…unfunded county and regional women’s commissions were legislatively created to study and report on the status of women and girls in their geographical areas, and to provide permanent and effective voices for women and girls. Each county and regional commission reports their findings annually to MCSW.”
To learn more about the HCCSWG, check out their Facebook page.