March 8, 2019:

International Women’s Day Proclamation

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Thank you to the Ventura City Council for the International Women’s Day Proclamation and considering adopting a CEDAW ordinance!  Thank you to all of the allies in white, VCWPC, The Acorn Project, CAUSE, and others for showing solidarity and speaking up.


An update on the 2018-2019 Season:

Like all organizations, we need to evolve to meet the needs of our community. With so many amazing organizations stepping up around critical concerns for women in Ventura County, rather than hosting forums this season, we have been supporting those events with our boots, sponsorship, and communication, while working with The Acorn Project to establish a stronger voice for Ventura County in the national and global community. Stay tuned for more information about our plan!

Click on 2018-2019 Season to see some examples of what we have been doing this past season.


Looking for Collaborative Leaders!

We are looking for leaders to move our 501(c)3 forward. Please contact us for more information, if you value the voice and action of Ventura County women. Must work collaboratively around the Critical Concerns outlined in the Beijing Platform for Action.


A Brief History of VCWFC:

The Ventura County Women's Forum Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Ventura County women around the 12 critical areas of concern outlined at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995: Poverty, Education, Health, Violence, Economic Justice, Power Sharing, Institutional Mechanisms, Human Rights, Media, Peace, Environment, and the Girl-Child. These concerns were reviewed and reinstated at the Beijing + 15 Conference in New York, 2010, and the Beijing + 16 Conference (New York, 2011).

Between 2006 and 2012, we held five major, full-day forums with broad community attendance. In the Fall of 2013, we introduced a new format to provide a vehicle for our many member organizations to host single topic, 60 minute presentations on subjects related to our stated issues through a gender lens. Click on the tabs in the menu for more information about past forums and seasons.



Click on the Co-Host a Presentation tab in the menu to find out how to co-host an upcoming forum.


Show your support by becoming a member!

$15 annually for individuals

$25 annually for organizations

(click on the Membership tab in the menu)