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Louisville forming commission to focus on gender equity

April 6, 2022 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Leaders in Louisville are forming a new commission that will focus on gender equity in the city.

A small team of Metro Louisville leaders are hosting three public meetings beginning in April to get input from the community, a statement from Mayor Greg Fischer said. Led by the city’s Office for Women, the team will use the information to develop a report on the scope, focus and structure of the commission, the statement said.

The first public meeting is scheduled for April 27. Virtual meetings will also be available.

“While strides have been made, women in our community still face challenges, including in economic, public safety and other areas. This commission will work to reduce those barriers and ensure policies advance our goals for a more equitable Louisville,” Fischer said.