Gloria L. Blackwell

Gloria Blackwell is AAUW’s vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs, overseeing and executing AAUW’s annual $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards. She also directs AAUW’s international collaborations with the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations, and other global organizations. Before joining AAUW in 2004, she was the director of Africa education programs at the Institute of International Education (IIE). Gloria also managed fellowships programs during her decade at IIE and has held positions as a Peace Corps staff member and volunteer in Africa. She holds a master’s degree in education and human development from George Washington University, a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and studied at the American University in Paris. Gloria is committed to supporting opportunities and empowerment for women and girls globally. Follow @AAUWGloriaB on Twitter.
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16 Ways to Mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence!

Here is a day-by-day guide to raising awareness about gender-based violence during and after the campaign! Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 24, 2015
Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

“He Named Me Malala”: Educate Girls to Change the World

Malala symbolizes the power of raising your voice to fight injustice because, in Yousafzai’s own words, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 11, 2015

AAUW’s Statements to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

As an ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organization, AAUW is invited to participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women in March. AAUW submits a written statement to the CSW annually […] Read more »

  |     |   February 24, 2015
Use documentary films and ready-made tool kits to raise awareness about human trafficking, girls’ education, or other global feminist issues.

Spark Discussion and Action on Global Issues

Use documentary films and ready-made tool kits to raise awareness about human trafficking, girls’ education, or other global feminist issues. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 13, 2015
A Tunisian woman photographed just before the 2011 election walks by a wall with graffiti against secularism.

Life after the Revolution: Tunisian Women’s Economic Empowerment

Tunisia has long led the Arab world in gender equality, with laws on polygamy, marriage age, property ownership, and child custody. Still, the country’s relatively progressive laws have not translated into women’s economic empowerment. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2015
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AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

AAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2014
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Global Women Wonder: Why Are We Still Asking for a Seat at the Table?

There’s a definite sense of urgency in the air at this year’s 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. What has been accomplished? What hasn’t? What are we going to do about it? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2014
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The Power and Potential of Native Americans: “Young Lakota”

During Native American Heritage Month, AAUW and Women and Girls Lead are showcasing films that feature outstanding Native American women leaders. This includes Young Lakota, which will air next week on PBS, and We Still Live Here and Kind Hearted Woman, which are both available free online. Join us in honoring the strength and contributions of Native American women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 22, 2013

List Your State or Branch Scholarship on the AAUW Website

If you want to include your local scholarship(s) as part of the listing on the AAUW website, please complete the data form with the requested information about your local scholarship program. Read more »

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Graphic showing silhouettes of girls with the title "International Day of the Girl: Girls Speak Out"

Why Should We Care about Girls?

Today, AAUW joins the Working Group on Girls (WGG) and other members of the United Nations community to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. The main event — Girls Speak Out! — will provide a forum for seven dynamic girls from around the globe to share how they are advocates and activists for girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2013