Research & Publications

Our current and previous research and publications are available for download below. Choose a link below to begin downloading the PDF file.

The CSWG 2.0

The goal of the CSWG 2.0 will be to regularly assess gender equity and measure the wellbeing of women and girls locally and to provide leadership through research, policy and program development, education, outreach and collaboration, advocacy, and strategic partnerships. We anticipate these efforts will direct the work of the CSWG for several years.

2021-2022 Annual Report

The 2021-2022 annual CSWG report focuses on the impact and intersectionality of the COVID-19 pandemic across the lifespan of women and girls in Tallahassee/Leon County, with an emphasis on women and girls of color and our LGBTQ+ community.

2020-2021 Annual Report

The 2020-2021 annual CSWG report focuses on the Year of the Girl. Although the pandemic kept us virtual most of the year, we knew the voices of our girls needed to be elevated. This year’s report shares those stories along with the goals of each committee going forward. 

2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2019-2020 annual CSWG report is dedicated to discovering how Tallahasse-Leon County can become a more Trauma-Informed Community and how the effects of trauma can effect the mental health of women and girls. 

2018-2019 Annual Report

The 2018-2019 annual CSWG report worked to raise awareness about and develop collaborative strategies to address pressing issues involving women and girls in Tallahassee-Leon County, including high rates of poverty or financial insecurity among women, high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and strategies for reducing the occurrence of sexual assault and power-based violence against women.  

2017-2018 Annual Report

The 2017-2018 annual CSWG report focuses on the change of structure of the commission and a refocusing of efforts based on the findings of previous reports. The three committees, Health and Development, STEM and Economic Security, and Violence and Safety all contributed to their areas of focus through research, public hearings, and events. This year’s report shares those stories along with the goals of each committee going forward. 

2016-2017 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 CSWG focused on identifying the issues that girls face in the Tallahassee/Leon County community. Below is the annual report that presents these issues from the viewpoint of the community and the extended addendum.

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-2015 Full Report

Report on Sexual Violence Response in Tallahassee/Leon County

Building Bridges to Economic Security for Women and Girls

In the 2014-2015 Commission year, the CSWG focused on building bridges to economic security for women and girls. Check out some of the work that they accomplished.

Local Sexual Assault Report Shows Progress, Needs by Jessica Lowe-Minor (Tallahassee Democrat MyView)

What is CHSP? (Fact sheet on what CHSP is and how it benefits the community)

Increase in CHSP Funding Needed by Jane Johnson (Tallahassee Democrat MyView)

Women Often Targets for Identity Theft by Jane Johnson and Sharon Ofuani Tallahassee Democrat MyView

A Call to Action: Improving the Status of Women & Girls in Tallahassee/Leon County 2013-2014

Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Leon County-2012