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Next Business Meeting

June 27, 2024

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

State Capitol Building | Room #535

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73105





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Following are links that can provide a source of information on a variety of women's issues. These resources are listed for informational purposes only. The Commission does not provide direct services, or endorsements.

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Read More

The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the first feminist policy analysis and research institution in the USA.  The Center is a unique resource for progressive public policy and social change.  The Center is respected by policy makers, academics, and advocates worldwide for our reliable research, in-depth policy analysis, and astute advocacy. Read More

Ending violence and discrimination against women around the world through public pressure.  Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection of promotion of the human rights of women around the world.  Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Read More (formerly is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). It was developed in 2002 to fulfill the need for reliable, current health information on the Internet for adolescent girls, and to help improve the health of women from childhood to adolescence and into adulthood. motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. Read More

A national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high risk, underserved areas.  Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives. Read More

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. Read More

The Infant Crisis Services provides formula, food, diapers, blankets, clothing, and other basic necessities by appointment. Please call (405) 528-3663 to schedule an appointment. These services are available four times annually to children birth – age 3. Read More

InHerShoes is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to catalyzing courage for girls and women around the world to live and create courageously. The foundation of everything we do begins and ends with one question: What would you do if you were 1% more courageous? We take a stand for girls' freedom of expression, assertion of passion, and pursuit of possibility in every aspect of their lives. Read More

The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue and strengthen families, communities, and societies.  IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic political participation. Read More

The purpose of the corporation is to bring together Oklahomans with proven and potential leadership abilities that have a desire for positive action to assure Oklahoma reaches its full potential. Read More

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a 501 (c)(3) organization with the mission of being a partner in the community making "equal justice for all" a reality by providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low income individuals and their families, and to the elderly.  This service is provided through its 19 law offices that are strategically located throughout the state so that they can serve every county.  These law offices are in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Clinton, Hugo, Lawton, Muskogee, Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Tulsa.  In addition, there are satellite office in Ada, Altus, Chickasha, Duncan, Jay, Poteau, Shawnee, Stillwell, and Woodward. Read More

The organization connecting commissions for women in states, counties and cities across America, NACW is the national advocate for government commission for women, and holds a unique and positive position for women's equity and justice and touches millions of women, playing a significant role in national policy and legislative development. Read More

The website provides resource links and books on domestic violence, as well as information on hotline services. 1-800-799- SAFE Read More

THE VISION OF NFWL is to empower and inspire elected women to become thought leaders who shape America’s future. THE MISSION OF NFWL is to provide strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through conferences, state outreach, educational materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking. We encourage the election and/or appointment of women to public office. Read More

In 1969, a group of women and men of Seneca Falls created the National Women's Hall of Fame, believing that the contribution of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where it all began.  The Hall is home to exhibits, artifacts of historical interest, a research library and office. Read More

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the US Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Read More

The Victim Services Unit of the Officed of the Attorney General was created on July 1, 2005, as a result of the legislative transfer of oversight responsibilities for domestic violence, sexual assault, and batterers intervention service programs from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.  Among the many duties assigned to the unit, OAG staff members work with survivors and families on cases assigned to the AG Criminal Appeals Unit, assist with funding and certification of domestic violence and sexual assault programs, provide regional trainings and a multi-disciplinary statewide conference on a variety of issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and implement OK VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), a criminal tracking automated notification system, and VINE Protective Order, a system proving status notification to victims regarding protective orders. (405) 521-3921 Read More is an online directory of literacy and ESL providers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and complied by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation's literacy initiative, LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone). is a resource for citizens interested in literacy services available in the community. Read More

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is located in Stillwater.  The department provides leadership, resources, and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. That system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 56 campuses, 398 comprehensive school districts, 25 skill centers and three juvenile facilities. Read More

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) administers Oklahoma's Medicaid program, commonly known as SoonerCare. SoonerCare works to improve the health of qualified Oklahomans by ensuring medically necessary benefits and services are available. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, adults, families, those with disabilities, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. Read More

OICA raises awareness by sharing important data and research and by identifying the gaps in programs and systems that are designed to serve children and youth.  OICA takes action by moving ideas, issues and initiatives forward in ways that mobilize people, promote effective solutions and achieve real results.  When needed, OICA builds coalitions and changes policy to ensure that those changes, improvements and solutions benefit all children. Read More

Oklahoma Primary Care Association is Oklahoma's federally designated, federally funded trade association for community health centers and other community-based health care providers.  Its mission is strengthening access to community-based health care through advocacy, education, and technical assistance.  OPCA works in cooperation with the State Primary Care Office (PCO), also funded by HRSA, in a structured public/private partnership to strengthen access to comprehensive preventive and primary health care. Read More

The PeaceWomen Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  PeaceWomen hosts, a website that provides accurate and timely information on women, peace and security issues and women's peace-building initiatives in areas of armed conflict.  PeaceWomen advocates for the integration of gender analysis in the governance, peace and security work for civil society actors, the UN system, and governmental bodies. Read More


REI's Women's Business Center (WBC) is the result of a cooperative agreement with the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership to assist Oklahoma's enterprising women wanting to explore the opportunities of starting a business or expanding and improving an existing business. Read More

The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work readiness training. Read More

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was established in 1991 to improve the health of American women by advancing and coordinating a comprehensive women's health agenda throughout HHS to address health care prevention and service delivery, research, public and health care professional education, and career advancement for women in the health professions and in scientific careers. OWH also works with numerous government agencies, non-profit organizations, consumer groups, and associations of health care professionals. During the early 1990's, OWH focused on developing women's health as a specialized issue for government action and attention. With women's health now firmly rooted in the national health landscape, OWH is focusing on women's health priorities to meet the sweeping demographic trends of the next century and to focus on the millions of under served women in America. Read More

The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is comprised of non-profit, community-based organizations which include shelters, safe houses, crisis centers, crisis/hot lines and task forces working with the concerns of victims and/or survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  We provide training, technical assistance, clearinghouse open to the public, awareness events, and systems advocacy. Read More


The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) was launched in 1983 by a group of citizens as the result of an investigative report by the national news media which exposed a horrific story of cruelty and abuse experienced by Oklahoma children who were in the state’s custody.  That media report, “Oklahoma Shame,” spurred child advocates from every corner of the state into action to create an organization whose mission was to ensure the protection of Oklahoma’s children. OICA was established to create a strong advocacy network that would provide a voice for the needs of children and youth in Oklahoma, particularly those in the state’s care and those growing up amid poverty, violence, abuse and neglect, disparities, or other situations that put their lives and future at risk. Read More

The Women's Archives at Oklahoma State University serves as the central information source about women associated with Oklahoma, preserving the contributions women make to family and community, science and culture, as well as business and government.  For more information about materials in the collection or to donate materials of your own, contact Dr. Mary Larson at 405.744.9778 or Read More

A Report on Status of Women in Oklahoma

UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations.  It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality. Read More

United WE advances all women's economic and civic leadership to make meaningful change. Read More                                                                                            


The mission of Women Lead is to empower Oklahoma women to lead.To accomplish our mission, we provide education, resources, and networking that inspire community and civic action. Women Lead creates sustainable leadership by empowering Oklahoma women to define their own success and to affect change in their communities. Our Vision In August 2015, we came together and identified five things that we want to see all Oklahoma women achieving. Our vision is one of women who are confident, able to define their own success, motivated to act, community focused, and civically engaged. Read More

The Women's Foundation of Oklahoma makes grants that benefit women and girls, as well as our communities overall.  Women's Foundation of Oklahoma is the only statewide fund dedicated to women and girls. Read More

WISER- Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement works to provide low and moderate income women with basic financial information aimed at helping them take financial control over their lives and to increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women's adequate participation in the nation's retirement system. Read More

Founded in 1907, the Oklahoma City YWCA has worked tirelessly on behalf of women and minorities for nearly a century.  More than 20,000 women and children receive help each year through the Oklahoma City YWCA's programs, including crisis services, counseling, child care, transitional housing, domestic violence and sexual assault victims assistance and education.  Community outreach efforts of the YWCA Oklahoma City provide ongoing additional education on the issues of domestic and family violence, the empowerment of women and strategies to end racism in our community. Read More

For more than 90 years, the YWCA Tulsa has worked to empower and unite women of all ages through programs that create self-sufficiency, enrich families and promote racial justice. Incorporated in 1914, the YWCA Tulsa began as a residence for young women coming to Tulsa to fill jobs left by men who were fighting in World War I. In 1921, the agency opened a center in north Tulsa to provide housing, food and job training for young African-American women left homeless by the Tulsa Race Riot. In more recent decades, the YWCA has continued to develop high-quality programs aimed at helping diverse women and their families succeed at meeting daily challenges and reach their full potential at every phase of life. Read More

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