The Maryland Commission for Women 

was first established in 1965 and was set in state law in 1971. 

An office in the Department of Human Services,

 the Commission is a 25-member advisory board. 

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms, 

with confirmation by the 

Maryland State Senate, and serve without compensation.


Goals of the Maryland Commission for Women


Study the status of women in our state

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Direct attention to critical problems confronting women

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Recommend methods of overcoming discrimination

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Recognize women's accomplishments and contributions

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Provide informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of government

on the issues concerning the women of our state




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