Fairfax County Commission for Women

Fairfax County Commission for Women Advises the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on policies and initiatives to promote gender equality, eliminate violence against women, and honor women & girls in the County.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we are highlighting holistic resources available in Fairfax County (li...
10/11/2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we are highlighting holistic resources available in Fairfax County (link in bio). For national resources, education, and more, visit thehotline.org.

As the election in Virginia approaches, here are some important dates to keep in mind! If you are looking for informatio...
09/16/2021

As the election in Virginia approaches, here are some important dates to keep in mind! If you are looking for information on voter registration, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website by using the link in our bio.

08/24/2021

Two Days Away!
Join with the many women’s and #lgbtq organizations of diverse backgrounds at the #Rally4ERA this Thursday at noontime at the U.S. Supreme Court. We’ll have great speakers, brand new t-shirts and signs! Wear your masks and come celebrate #WomensEqualityDay!

#ERANow #WomensRights #SexualHarassment #SexualAssault #EqualPay #EqualRights #GenderEquality #Equity #EssentialWorkers #DomesticViolence #ERAYes #pregnancydiscrimination #SCOTUS @eracoalition @feministmajority @nationalnow @lwvfairfax @mococfw @nwpc_national @vageec @womensmarch @generationratify @womensmediacenter @thefeministfront @equalmeansequal @equalitynoworg @loudouncounty_now @nationalcongressofblackwomen @endsexualviolenceevhs @vsdvaa and many more

08/20/2021

Come one, come all to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on #WomensEqualityDay, August 26th at Noon, and lift your voices in the fight for our equality! We'll have tees, signs, and great programming! The speakers will be terrific. So, let's get inspired together!

#ERANow #Rally4ERA #equality #equity #intersectionalmovement #intersectionality #genderequity #womensrights #WomensEqualityDay2021 #letsdothis #SCOTUS

https://fb.watch/7v2bgfMili/

08/20/2021

Come make it happen and join us at the U.S. Supreme Court on #WomensEqualityDay2021, August 26th at Noontime and let's rally for our #Equality! #Rally4ERA

https://fb.watch/7v1LKT8pnW/

10 Days Away‼️Can you join us to make a statement and raise our voices on inequality⁉️ WHERE: U.S. Supreme CourtWHEN: 8/...
08/16/2021

10 Days Away‼️Can you join us to make a statement and raise our voices on inequality⁉️

WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court
WHEN: 8/26 Noon

Women's March
ERA Coalition The Female Lead Feminist Majority Feminists of Speech The Female Quotient Female Collective National Women's Law Center NWPC Greater Pasadena National Women's History Alliance National Women's Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) National Labor Women's Network National Women's Political Caucus National Organization for Women (NOW) Loudoun County NOW Women's Media Center Generation Ratify Generation Ratify Amherst, MA Generation Ratify Virginia Generation Ratify Carroll County Generation Ratify Michigan

#womensequalityday #womensequality
#lgbtq🌈 #allmeansall #equality #ERA #ERANow #ERAYes #equalrightsamendment #senate #ussenate #VAWA #sexualassault #domesticviolence #sexualabuse #violenceagainstwomen #sexualharassment #workplaceharassment #payequity #equalpay #equalpayforequalwork #pregnancydiscrimination #diversity #equity #inclusion #disability

10 Days Away‼️Can you join us to make a statement and raise our voices on inequality⁉️

WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court
WHEN: 8/26 Noon

Women's March
ERA Coalition The Female Lead Feminist Majority Feminists of Speech The Female Quotient Female Collective National Women's Law Center NWPC Greater Pasadena National Women's History Alliance National Women's Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) National Labor Women's Network National Women's Political Caucus National Organization for Women (NOW) Loudoun County NOW Women's Media Center Generation Ratify Generation Ratify Amherst, MA Generation Ratify Virginia Generation Ratify Carroll County Generation Ratify Michigan

#womensequalityday #womensequality
#lgbtq🌈 #allmeansall #equality #ERA #ERANow #ERAYes #equalrightsamendment #senate #ussenate #VAWA #sexualassault #domesticviolence #sexualabuse #violenceagainstwomen #sexualharassment #workplaceharassment #payequity #equalpay #equalpayforequalwork #pregnancydiscrimination #diversity #equity #inclusion #disability

🚨BREAKING🚨 All invited near and far, young and old, straight, #gay, #trans and #nonbinary‼️ All means all‼️Join us for a...
08/09/2021

🚨BREAKING🚨 All invited near and far, young and old, straight, #gay, #trans and #nonbinary‼️ All means all‼️Join us for a ✅RALLY✅ at the steps of #SCOTUS for Women’s Equality Day, August 26th at noontime. We’ll have signs, new t-shirts and ERAYes masks for sale! And you can get creative with it and make your own signs, too! This is going to be a fabulous presentation and photo op used over and over again‼️ @feministmajority @eracoalition @network_nova @nwpc_national @loudouncounty_now @nationalnow @ncbwnational @womensmediacenter @generationratify @eraminnesota @erautah @era_ncalliance @eranowapi @erataskforceaz @eraillinois @gop4era @nc.ratify.era @project28mo @kate_kelly_esq

#womensequalityday #womensequality
#lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #allmeansall #equality #ERA #ERANow #ERAYes #notimelimitonequality #equalrightsamendment #senate #ussenate #VAWA #sexualassault #domesticviolence #sexualabuse #violenceagainstwomen #sexualharassment #workplaceharassment #payequity #equalpay #equalpayforequalwork #pregnancydiscrimination #diversity #equity

🚨BREAKING🚨 All invited near and far, young and old, straight, #gay, #trans and #nonbinary‼️ All means all‼️Join us for a ✅RALLY✅ at the steps of #SCOTUS for Women’s Equality Day, August 26th at noontime. We’ll have signs, new t-shirts and ERAYes masks for sale! And you can get creative with it and make your own signs, too! This is going to be a fabulous presentation and photo op used over and over again‼️ @feministmajority @eracoalition @network_nova @nwpc_national @loudouncounty_now @nationalnow @ncbwnational @womensmediacenter @generationratify @eraminnesota @erautah @era_ncalliance @eranowapi @erataskforceaz @eraillinois @gop4era @nc.ratify.era @project28mo @kate_kelly_esq

#womensequalityday #womensequality
#lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #allmeansall #equality #ERA #ERANow #ERAYes #notimelimitonequality #equalrightsamendment #senate #ussenate #VAWA #sexualassault #domesticviolence #sexualabuse #violenceagainstwomen #sexualharassment #workplaceharassment #payequity #equalpay #equalpayforequalwork #pregnancydiscrimination #diversity #equity

Happy Fourth of July @fairfaxcounty‼️🎆We stand for:❤️#OneFairfax1️⃣🤍The #equalrights of women & girls 👧🏽 👩🏿‍🦳👭💙#BlackLiv...
07/03/2021

Happy Fourth of July @fairfaxcounty‼️🎆
We stand for:
❤️#OneFairfax1️⃣
🤍The #equalrights of women & girls 👧🏽 👩🏿‍🦳👭
💙#BlackLives
❤️#BrownLives
🤍#AsianLives
💙#RainbowLives 🌈#LGBTQCommunity 🏳️‍🌈
❤️#Feminism
🤍#ImmigrantLives
💙#Survivors
❤️#MentalHealth
🤍#TheEarth🌏
💙#AnimalRights 🐾
❤️#Indigenous Communities
🤍#Kindness
💙#Acceptance
❤️#HumanRights
🤍#ERANow
💙#MarginalizedCommunities
❤️#MilitaryFamilies
❤️🤍💙#EmpoweringWomen
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
#independenceday
#fourthofjuly

@jeffreycmckay: The Board is honored to declare June 19 as #Juneteenth in @fairfaxcounty . In Fairfax County, we work ev...
06/19/2021

@jeffreycmckay: The Board is honored to declare June 19 as #Juneteenth in @fairfaxcounty .

In Fairfax County, we work every day to begin to right the wrongs of our history and lift up our communities. That’s why we passed #OneFairfax to put #equity at the center of every decision we make.

@jeffreycmckay: The Board is honored to declare June 19 as #Juneteenth in @fairfaxcounty .

In Fairfax County, we work every day to begin to right the wrongs of our history and lift up our communities. That’s why we passed #OneFairfax to put #equity at the center of every decision we make.

"The Commission for Women was successful in shining light on the women who work every day, putting the safety and care o...
06/15/2021
Fairfax honors female frontline workers for Women’s History Month

"The Commission for Women was successful in shining light on the women who work every day, putting the safety and care of residents first. To watch the forum, visit the Fairfax County Commission for Women’s page here."

Thanks WDVM for highlighting the amazing women of the County and those serving in the Fairfax County Government! We are just catching this now! It is never too late to celebrate our #WomenWarriors!

https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/fairfax-honors-female-frontline-workers-for-womens-history-month/

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — The Fairfax County Commission for Women held a forum to honor women who have worked on the frontlines throughout the pandemic in celebration of Women’s History Mo…

Happy Pride Month! Take time this month to learn and educate others about the history behind Pride Month and to apprecia...
06/13/2021

Happy Pride Month! Take time this month to learn and educate others about the history behind Pride Month and to appreciate the work of the countless people who fought for LGBTQ+ rights throughout history.

#Pride #PrideMonth #Visibility #LGBTQ #LBGTQVisibility #Empowerment #cfw #equality #Fairfaxcounty #women #girls #GenderEquity #equalityisforeveryone

While we are terribly saddened to lose our dear friend and fellow Fairfax County Commission for Women ⁦Commissioner, Son...
06/09/2021
Women's rights advocate, Fairfax County leader dies in McLean at 67

While we are terribly saddened to lose our dear friend and fellow Fairfax County Commission for Women ⁦Commissioner, Sondra Seba Hemenway. So glad we can honor her in this small way.

https://www.tysonsreporter.com/2021/06/09/womens-rights-advocate-fairfax-county-leader-dies-in-mclean-at-67/

True to her past as a former presidential staffer and Pentagon assistant, Sondra Seba Hemenway stayed up until 3 a.m. tweaking a TV script for a Fairfax County leader the night before a filming for Women's History Month. Hemenway was helping out as part of the Fairfax County Commission for Women,

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldOmupz8qHdAQadQwT41GZpN9SE2-UrD8“The Criminalization of Black and Brown Gir...
05/18/2021

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldOmupz8qHdAQadQwT41GZpN9SE2-UrD8

“The Criminalization of Black and Brown Girls:
Adversity, Abuse and the School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
You must register in advance at this link.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

Girls and young women experience criminalization and racial profiling by law enforcement in ways that are overlooked and can have lifelong consequences. The tragic reality is that Black and Brown girls and young women often enter the juvenile justice system because of status offenses such as truancy and are overwhelmingly victims of physical and sexual abuse and violence.
With the increased attention to criminal justice reform and racial justice, this is the time to get serious about the racist and sexist policies and practices targeting Black and Brown girls. The welfare of our children should be foremost in reform, not an after-thought.

The program features Cherice Hopkins, Senior Counsel of Rights4Girls; Valerie Slater, Executive Director of Rise for Youth; Ta’ Dreama McBride, youth leader, and Juandiego Wade, member of the Charlottesville City School Board.

NOW and NCBW are honored to be supported by the following co-sponsors:
AAUW of VA * Alexandria Commission for Women * Arlington County Women’s Commission * Charlottesville NOW * Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues * Coalition of Labor Union Women * Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – – South Atlantic Region * Fairfax County Board of Supervisors * League of Women Voters of Virginia * Legal Aid Justice Center * Loudoun County Chapter, NOW *NAACP-Arlington Branch #7047 * National Council of Negro Women – Northern Virginia Section * National Women’s Political Caucus, VA Chapter * Network NoVA * Virginia Council on Women * Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus * Virginia Organizing * Virginia Poverty Law Center

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms from the Fairfax County Commission for Women! We’re celebrating and thanking you this...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms from the Fairfax County Commission for Women! We’re celebrating and thanking you this #momsday #mothersday #mother #womenempoweringwomen

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms from the Fairfax County Commission for Women! We’re celebrating and thanking you this #momsday #mothersday #mother #womenempoweringwomen

“On a warm day in late September nearly 10 years ago, [Fairfax County Chairwoman of the Commission for Women] Lisa A Sal...
05/01/2021

“On a warm day in late September nearly 10 years ago, [Fairfax County Chairwoman of the Commission for Women] Lisa A Sales
was in the basement of her Virginia home, going through files belonging to her former tenant, a man who had just been arrested and would later plead guilty to assaulting her.⁠

Dmitry Mikhaylov, a Russian immigrant attending graduate school, had not immediately struck Sales as a multimillionaire. Now she began to wonder about his real background. Could he have ties to the Russian mafia?⁠

Sales was suspicious enough to call a neighbor in the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, later following it up with a call and email to the bureau’s Washington field office concerning her former housemate’s “suspicious activity” — essentially, his access to a massive trove of money. The field office never responded.⁠

Sales eventually came to believe the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
had helped her former tenant move to the United States, and is protecting him as part of a legal maneuver roughly similar to the Justice Department’s witness protection program. The reason, she argues, is that he’s the son of one of the agency’s most valuable assets of the past two decades.⁠”

Full Story: https://news.yahoo.com/how-a-brutal-assault-led-a-woman-to-one-of-the-ci-as-most-valuable-russian-spies-090022725.html

📷: @Alyssa Schukar
Repost Yahoo News

#sexualassault #domesticviolence #youarenotalone #assaultsurvivor #survivor #makeadifference #assault #battery #sexualbattery #victimsrights #victimsservices #thereishelp #CIA #fbi #lawenforcement #sexualviolence

“On a warm day in late September nearly 10 years ago, [Fairfax County Chairwoman of the Commission for Women] Lisa A Sales
was in the basement of her Virginia home, going through files belonging to her former tenant, a man who had just been arrested and would later plead guilty to assaulting her.⁠

Dmitry Mikhaylov, a Russian immigrant attending graduate school, had not immediately struck Sales as a multimillionaire. Now she began to wonder about his real background. Could he have ties to the Russian mafia?⁠

Sales was suspicious enough to call a neighbor in the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, later following it up with a call and email to the bureau’s Washington field office concerning her former housemate’s “suspicious activity” — essentially, his access to a massive trove of money. The field office never responded.⁠

Sales eventually came to believe the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
had helped her former tenant move to the United States, and is protecting him as part of a legal maneuver roughly similar to the Justice Department’s witness protection program. The reason, she argues, is that he’s the son of one of the agency’s most valuable assets of the past two decades.⁠”

Full Story: https://news.yahoo.com/how-a-brutal-assault-led-a-woman-to-one-of-the-ci-as-most-valuable-russian-spies-090022725.html

📷: @Alyssa Schukar
Repost Yahoo News

#sexualassault #domesticviolence #youarenotalone #assaultsurvivor #survivor #makeadifference #assault #battery #sexualbattery #victimsrights #victimsservices #thereishelp #CIA #fbi #lawenforcement #sexualviolence

NEVER have we seen this image before in our American history: President Joe Biden with Madam Vice President Kamala Harri...
04/29/2021

NEVER have we seen this image before in our American history: President Joe Biden with Madam Vice President Kamala Harris & Madam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. So proud of these ladies creating a powerful and emotional moment for the women & girls of America‼️#presidentialaddress #jointaddress🏛

Thank you Congressman Gerry Connolly for inviting our Chair Lisa A Sales to share her survivor’s story on your panel on ...
04/22/2021

Thank you Congressman Gerry Connolly for inviting our Chair Lisa A Sales to share her survivor’s story on your panel on behalf of #sexualassaultawarenessmonth , and to discuss the need for a National Action & Change Culture Plan to end #sexualviolence, a month we hope we, one day, have no need to commemorate. We’re so glad Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence Services’ Michelle Mueller could also be on hand to talk about #humantrafficking. Let’s work in partnership with the White House Gender Policy Council to advance policies that make America safer for all and to overcome #inequities disproportionately faced by women and other vulnerable populations. To register for the Zoom: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/webinar/register WN_xKAgkiXgQieEXOzLGkAvqg

#SAAM #saam2021 #VAWA #ERANow #fairfaxcountyva #fairfaxcounty

Thank you Congressman Gerry Connolly for inviting our Chair Lisa A Sales to share her survivor’s story on your panel on behalf of #sexualassaultawarenessmonth , and to discuss the need for a National Action & Change Culture Plan to end #sexualviolence, a month we hope we, one day, have no need to commemorate. We’re so glad Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence Services’ Michelle Mueller could also be on hand to talk about #humantrafficking. Let’s work in partnership with the White House Gender Policy Council to advance policies that make America safer for all and to overcome #inequities disproportionately faced by women and other vulnerable populations. To register for the Zoom: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/webinar/register WN_xKAgkiXgQieEXOzLGkAvqg

#SAAM #saam2021 #VAWA #ERANow #fairfaxcountyva #fairfaxcounty

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Check out the Equal Means Equal video featuring your Fairfax County Commission for Women. We respectfully request the new Administration –– President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris –– direct the National Archivist, David Ferriero, to #PublishERA on January 27th, the one-year anniversary of Virginia's ratification of the #EqualRightsAmendment when we became the 38th and final state needed for the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. #Equality #EqualRights #WomensRights #domesticviolence #sexualviolence #ViolenceAgainstWomen #VAWA #payequity #genderequity #genderequality