Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.

AAUW Issues: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in School

When campus environments are hostile because of sexual harassment, assault, or violence, students cannot learn, and they miss out on educational opportunities. AAUW’s own research revealed that two-thirds of college […] Read more »

Page   |   January 02, 2015

Quick Facts on the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is a fierce advocate for policies that close the gender pay gap. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains the history of the pay gap, discusses relevant bills currently […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Hate Crimes Prevention

AAUW believes that violent crimes motivated solely or primarily by bias or hatred intimidate communities and must end. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines the importance of hate crimes […] Read more »

  |     |   November 05, 2014
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Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus

The last stage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is now final, meaning that colleges and universities nationwide must do more to protect their students from dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2014
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5 Takeaways from the White House Report on Campus Sexual Assault

A special White House task force just released its report and recommendations focused on ending sexual assault on campus. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   April 29, 2014
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AAUW Issues: Paid Sick Days

Good for Employers and Employees Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance urges employers, regardless of the size of their business or services provided, to encourage sick workers to stay […] Read more »

Page   |   January 16, 2014
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AAUW Issues: Work-Life Balance

FMLA: Unpaid Leave FMLA, signed into law in 1993, is a federal policy that provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for eligible workers to take medical and […] Read more »

Page   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2014
Red flags planted in the grass.

Live Blog Covers New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

  Update April 2, 2014: Jump down to the bottom to see the final update. Stakeholders have come to an agreement on a final draft rule to implement the Campus […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   12 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2013
A doctor talks in a medical office with two women.

Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2013