Guided by the belief that all women and girls have the right to safe, joyous and creative lives, The Women’s Building has been advocating for women and their families since 1971. Critical issues of affordable housing, immigration and violence against women represent just a few of the longtime issues for our clients. Read below to learn more about our advocacy work.

Affordable Housing

The Mission neighborhood, where our Women’s Building is located, continues to be ground zero for gentrification and displacement of residents who have had a long history of living in San Francisco.  The Women’s Building advocates for affordable housing for the women and families in our neighborhood through community coalitions, hosting events and community organizing.

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Free monthly film screenings

Come watch a FREE movie on the 4th Wednesday of every month, (February, March, April) at 6pm, in 2019!. The films are focused on sexual assault & harassment and are shown in our Audre Lorde room. The first film of our 2019 free film series is Escalation (February 27, 2019). This film is being screened in partnership with the One Love Foundation. February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention month and this film is being shown in recognition of learning how to “Love Better” no matter what your age.  Admission is always free, popcorn & drinks provided, plus there is a facilitated discussion after each film.  Join us!

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Join us for a Survivor Speaks/Open Mic Night

Wednesday, May 22nd

6-8:00pm in the Audre Lorde Room

Survivors of gender based violence speak out!

This FREE event will feature a special guest performer, light refreshments and YOU! This is an opportunity (for those who are willing and able) to speak out about preventing and surviving sexual assault. 

Come speak your mind!

There will be 10 open mic slots. The sign-up sheet will be available at the beginning of this event.

Our evening’s theme is:

BELIEVE survivors of sexual assault

ENGAGE in the efforts to end it

ACT now to make this a reality

We CAN end gender based violence in one generation!


Volunteers help us be more effective in our advocacy activities. Join us!

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Interested in learning more about our advocacy work?
Please call:

(415) 431-1180 ext. 20