Education and Resources

Gender and Sex 101: Gender Equity in the Classroom and Beyond

  • A 'gender and sex 101' resource created by Jessie Ramey, the Director of Chatham's Women's Institute and a Gender Equity Commissioner (February, 2018).

Cities for CEDAW

  • Cities for CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) is a campaign to “Make the Global Local” and protect the rights of women and girls by passing legislation establishing the principles of CEDAW in cities and towns across the United States.


Femisphere Initiative

  • Femisphere is an initiative of the Women and Girls Foundation of Pittsburgh focused on investing in strategic initiatives to break down barriers that prevent mothers and children from being economially secure. "With Femisphere, the Women and Girls Foundation will reimagine Pittsburgh as a place that puts women at the center of economic growth and poverty reduction efforts."

Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

  • The FISA Foundation commissioned this data snapshot to draw attention to gender and racial disparities faced by Black girls in the Pittsburgh region.


Paid Family and Medical Leave in Pennsylvania


Gender Equity Through Human Rights: Local Efforts to Advance the Status of Women and Girls in the United States

  • The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute studied ways in which local governments in the U.S. incorporated human rights in their efforts to advance gender equity. This study addresses the benefits of addressing women's rights through a human rights lens. The GEC approach is inspired by such efforts.

Cities for CEDAW Campaign

  • This one-pager Includes information on the mission of Cities for CEDAW, what Cities for CEDAW looks like when implemented in local governments, and how CEDAW can advance gender equity within cities. This is helpful in understanding the Gender Equity Commission as much of our framework is based upon CEDAW recommendations.

"The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap"

  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) created a presentation comparing women's and men's median salaries. Their findings discuss causes of the gender pay gap, the gap's connection to sexual orientation and identity, and solutions to fix this difference