Three women hold up an orange sign for gender-based violence awareness

The U.N. 16 Days campaign invites participants to "orange the world" to raise awareness around gender-based violence. Image by U.N. Women, Flickr Creative Commons

16 Ways to Mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence!

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 24, 2015

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

Humans Will Probably Walk on Mars Before Women Get Equal Pay 23November

An image of astronauts on Mars with text about equal pay
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   November 23, 2015

Here are just some of the things we might have before women achieve equal pay: flying cars, long walks on Mars, teleportation, hoverboards, household robots. Read more »

AAUW Student Activists Are Challenging the Status Quo 20November

Woman holding a sign with #INeedFeminismBecause
Blog   |   Campus   |   November 20, 2015

These student superstars are taking on big campus issues, from sexual assault to underrepresentation in STEM. Read more »

Women Dominate at This Mechanical Engineering Lab 20November

Robert Siston with two women in graduation apparel
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 20, 2015

In most mechanical engineering classrooms, women are the minority. But in Professor Robert Siston’s neuromuscular biomechanics lab at Ohio State, “It’s the men who look around and say, What’s going on here?” says Siston. Read more »

“Dukhtar” Director on Breaking the Silence around Child Marriage 17November

An image of Afia Nathaniel on a black background
Blog   |   Education   |   November 17, 2015

Afia Nathaniel, a computer scientist turned filmmaker, is making waves with her moving film about a mother fleeing Pakistan to protect her daughter from child marriage. Read more »

Why the Higher Education Act Matters 12November

2) President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Higher Education Act at Southwest Texas State College on November 8, 1965. Image in public domain.
Blog   |   Campus   |   November 12, 2015

The law is just as crucial as it was decades ago — perhaps even more so, now that workforce changes have resulted in higher education becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Read more »

“He Named Me Malala”: Educate Girls to Change the World 11November

Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Blog   |   Education   |   November 11, 2015

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 »

How to Be a Good Ally to People with Disabilities: Two Perspectives 10November

Maysoon Zayid
Blog   |   Community   |   November 10, 2015

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans lives with disabilities. Yet pervasive misconceptions persist about the everyday lives of Americans with disabilities and what organizations like AAUW […] Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide for Empowering Girls: The 2015 Edition 10November

With the vision to empower children to be themselves, Lottie and Finn dolls made our list for girls ages 7–10.
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2015

With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping for the girls in your life might seem as easy as heading to the pink aisles of stores. But with several major retailers, […] Read more »

Let’s Help Close the Gender Pay Gap This #GivingTuesday 10November

Giving Tuesday on a background of snow and trees
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 10, 2015

If we’re going to close this gap, we need support from change-makers like you. Read more »