Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl formerly managed the Legal Advocacy Fund and the Campus Action Project grant at AAUW. She co-authored the AAUW research report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011). She is also a leading expert on gender-based street harassment, founder of the 501(c)(3) organization Stop Street Harassment, and author of a book on the topic. Her work has been cited by the United Nations, CNN,USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, NPR, and more. Follow @hkearl on Twitter.

Work by Holly Kearl

Twenty More Veterans Speak Out about Sexual Assault

Today, sexual assault in the military is making headlines as another lawsuit, Shaw v. Panetta, is filed in San Francisco federal court on behalf of more than 20 U.S. Army […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 28, 2012

Amicus Brief: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

AAUW signed an amicus brief authored by the ACLU and the National Women’s Law Center in support of the women of Wal-Mart in the lawsuit Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., v. Betty Dukes, et al. Read more »

Resource   |   September 20, 2012

Court Case: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

In 2001, female employees at Wal-Mart filed a class action sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read more »

Resource   |   September 20, 2012

Who’s in Your Circle?

While college can be an exciting time of learning, exploration, and personal growth, it can also bring uncertainty and violence. Women ages 16–24 experience the highest rates of rape and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 20, 2012

Apply for AAUW Leadership Programs

Do you work at or attend a college or university? Are you looking for leadership or funding opportunities? Yes? You are in luck! Applications are now available for three of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   September 06, 2012

The Ladies-Only Subway Car

Recently, I went to Egypt for a vacation with my dad. We visited the Great Pyramids of Giza, pharaohs’ tombs, ancient temples, and museums. We rode camels at sunrise and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   July 30, 2012

Chico Branch Stands Up for Girls’ Sports

“Why are there more opportunities for boys to play sports at this school than for girls?” AAUW member Cindy Wolff asked this question in 2008 when her daughter was cut […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 10, 2012

“The Invisible War” Opens in Select Theaters This Friday

What happens when you’re a soldier and the barracks — not the battlefield — is your war zone? The Invisible War, a new investigative documentary about the epidemic of sexual […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 18, 2012

When The Invisible War Came to AAUW

Sexual assault in the military is a significant problem, one that affects 20 percent of women and 1 percent of men in the armed forces, according to the new documentary […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 30, 2012

10 Ways to Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Last week, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) gave an eloquent speech advocating for the reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act. In addition to sharing her own stories of sexual abuse, […] Read more »