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Commission for Women


Policy and Legislation Committee


Immigrant Women in Montgomery County (IWin)

U.S. Census 2000 indicates that Montgomery County has by far the largest population and percent of foreign born residents of any jurisdiction in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Planning reports that Montgomery County’s foreign born population approaches 233,000 residents—almost 27% of the county’s total population. Immigrant women often face serious challenges in the workplace, the schools, and in dealing with health and social services. Lack of knowledge and language barriers may make these women more vulnerable to abuse, harassment, discrimination and worse. To address some of these issues, the IWin Committee will:


Mothers and Poverty (MAP)

Families headed by a single mother with young children face a much greater risk of poverty than other families, nationwide and here in Montgomery County. The Mothers and Poverty Committee published the report of its research in 2009, and worked to:


CFW Education and Outreach Activities


Montgomery County Women’s History Archives

Recognizes Montgomery County women whose accomplishments are of historical significance. Currently the Archives includes the biographies of 45 women.