Commission for Women

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 738
Fairfax, VA 22035

Emily Warner,
Liaison to the Commission for Women

Commission for Women

Fairfax County Commission for Women banner graphic; The commission's charge is to promote the full equality of women and girls in the county. Images: graphic silhouette of women; Fairfax County logo; five images of different women/girl.

County of Fairfax, Virginia Women’s History Month 2018 Proclamation
WHEREAS, the 2018 Women’s History Month theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women;” and

WHEREAS, women have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending many forms of discrimination against women and girls; and

WHEREAS, women in Fairfax County have formed organizations to create monuments and memorials to recognize women’s struggles and accomplishments, and to address the deficit of public monuments depicting women; and

WHEREAS, women leaders and innovators have persisted in addressing the challenges of creating a robust coordinated community response to violence against women; and

WHEREAS, women leaders have persisted in fighting discrimination against women and girls of color by empowerment through leadership development and opportunities for women of color to be represented in policy bodies;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the Fairfax County Commission for Women and all its residents, hereby proclaims March 2018, as

Women's History Month

and a time to honor all women who continued to fight and succeeded in bringing positive change to the lives of diverse American women.





The theme for Women’s History Month 2018 is

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

On March 6, four women were honored in three categories:

Grace Cunningham
Fighting for Equity in Public Monuments

Laura Harris
Fighting Against Domestic Violence

Sheila Coates and Lidia Soto-Harmon
Fighting Discrimination Against Women and Girls of Color


Women's History Month "Community Celebration Toolkit"








Commission for Women's FY 2013 - FY 2014 Biennial Report*
*Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-9498 or TTY 711.

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