|Today Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee’s proposal to create a Harris County Women’s Commission was approved by Commissioners Court. The Women’s Commission will conduct research, engage with the community, and make recommendations to the Commissioners Court related to economic opportunities and health outcomes of women in Harris County.
“It’s important that we don’t just recognize International Women’s Day as a holiday, but use it to inspire real action,” said County Attorney Menefee. “The Harris County Women’s Commission will research and identify inequities, identify gender disparities in county institutions, and engage in community participation to work toward a more equitable county.”
Annual areas of focus will include economic opportunities including childcare infrastructure, pay equity, and workplace advancement as well as health outcomes including access to quality healthcare, maternal morbidity rates, and gender-based violence.