2017 Legislative Agenda

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Labor and Sex Trafficking
  • Fair Chance Initiatives
  • Pay Equity
  • Healthy Sexuality

78% Ratio of Connecticut women's to men's earnings (2014)

57,785 Connecticut domestic violence victims are served by state service providers (2014) 

31% of female-headed families with children under 18 are living below the poverty line (2015)

70%  of seniors on Medicaid are women because women are disproportionally poorer and live longer than men (2015)

28.3% of the seats in the Connecticut General Assembly

are held by women (2015)

432Child victims of human trafficking in Connecticut since 2006, but only 28 cases have been prosecuted.

Permanent Commission


We are former state commissionersand key employeesof the abolished

state agency known as the Connecticut Permanent

Commission on the Status

of Women.

PCSW is a new non-profit initiativeto advance the workof the former state agency tasked with advocating for women and girls across
​a range of critical issues.

PCSW will provide research, expertise, resources and advocacy
in order to improve the lives of women and girls in Connecticut.

on the Status of Women in Connecticut​

The leading advocate for women and girls in Connecticut