The Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1980 by the Gainesville City Commission to address issues that affect the lives of women in our community.

In 1994, the GCOSW reorganized as a non-profit and continues to advocate on behalf of women and girls in our community.

GCOSW is made up of the following committees:
Conference Committee (fka Sexual Battery Conference)
Education Committee
Social Action Committee
Status of Women Committee
Public Relations and Recruitment Committee