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Mayor's Office of Engagement for Women

Improving opportunities for civic engagement and economic success in the lives of women, girls, and those who identify as female.

Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women

What we do

The Office of Engagement for Women (OEW) promotes economic, educational, and social opportunities for Philadelphia’s women, girls, and individuals who identify as female. We support public policy and advocacy initiatives relating to:

  • Leadership development.
  • Education.
  • Health and wellness.
  • Civic engagement.
  • Gender equality.
  • Social justice.

As part of our work, we support the efforts of the Philadelphia Commission for Women. OEW is part of the larger Office of Public Engagement.

Learn about the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance, a law that makes it illegal for employers, employment agencies, or their agents to ask an individual about their current or prior salary history during the application or hiring process. The ordinance is enforced by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR), and only applies when an employer is interviewing a prospective employee for a position located in Philadelphia.

The Division of Housing and Community Development’s Housing Resource Guide is an extensive overview of housing and housing-related services in Philadelphia. See the 2022 Housing Resource Guide and find information about housing and community development resources in the city.

Connect

Address
City Hall
Room 115
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email jovida.hill@phila.gov

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Events

  • Jul
    13
    Jane: An Abortion Service
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Jane: An Abortion Service

    July 13, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

    This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. (58 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot



    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Jul
    20
    Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa

    July 20, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

    This Film by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Mike Attie tells the story of the Philadelphia Abortion helpline.  Counselors field nonstop calls from women and teens who are seeking to end a pregnancy but can't afford to, illustrating how economic stigma and cruel laws determine who has access to abortion in America. (13 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot


    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Jul
    27
    Belly of the Beast
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Belly of the Beast

    July 27, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours

    A film by Erica Cohn. Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, this Emmy-winning documentary exposes a pattern of illegal sterilizations, modern eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons. (81 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot


    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Aug
    3
    62 Days
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    62 Days

    August 3, 2022
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 30 mins

    A film by Rebecca Haimowitz. 62 DAYS is an urgent examination of a growing trend of laws that seek to control a pregnant woman's body.  (29 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot


    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Aug
    10
    Birthright: A War Story
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Birthright: A War Story

    August 10, 2022
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours

     A film by Civia Tamarkin. This film examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. (100 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot

    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Aug
    17
    I Had an Abortion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    I Had an Abortion

    August 17, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

     A film by Civia Tamarkin. This film examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. (100 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot

    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL
  • Aug
    24
    With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom

    August 24, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour

    A film by Lori Hiris. This urgent and timely film is a history of the struggle for reproductive freedom since the 1960s, reflecting the wider history of the contemporary women's movement. WITH A VENGEANCE is an empowering look at the strength and breadth of the current women's movement which asks why current battles resemble those of the 60s.   (40 minutes) 

    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a Virtual Film Festival and discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot

    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL

  • Aug
    31
    Panel Discussion with Local Abortion Rights Advocates
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Panel Discussion with Local Abortion Rights Advocates

    August 31, 2022
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and the Philly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a panel discussion on What's at Stake: Reproductive Rights on the Ballot.


    Sign up here: bit.ly/WhatsAtStakePHL

Leadership

Jovida Hill
Executive Director
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