Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

How to Write Grant Proposals: 8 Tips from an Expert 10September

Sukey Blanc assists 21st Century Community Learning Center staff with data collection.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 10, 2014

We got the inside scoop on how to write effective grant proposals from a pro, AAUW alumna Sukey Blanc. Read more »

“Marching for My Convictions”: A Judge Remembers Civil Rights-Era Alabama 03September

Vanzetta Penn McPherson
Blog   |   Community   |   September 03, 2014

In her AAUW fellowship application, McPherson wrote, “I have been privileged to grow up in a period of our country’s history that has produced some of the most significant social innovations. And, as a bonus, I witnessed it firsthand from my home in Montgomery, Alabama.” Read more »

4 Education Fails for Congress 03September

a report card with a red F written on it
Blog   |   Education   |   September 03, 2014

If it were up to me, I’d give the 113th Congress an F on four basic education goals. Read more »

What the Fight for Grass at the Women’s World Cup Says to Girls 29August

two young women playing in a soccer game
Blog   |   Community   |   August 29, 2014

If grass is the field of choice for the men’s cup, then why will the Women’s World Cup in 2015 be played in stadiums that have turf? Could the answer be as simple as sexism? Read more »

Next Year, This Could Be You: My Journey on the Student Advisory Council 28August

Former National Student Advisory Council member Elba Moise introduces Chelsea Clinton at NCCWSL 2014.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 28, 2014

I successfully applied to be a member of AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Months later, that decision brought me to Washington, D.C., to join other amazing women at the SAC kickoff leadership retreat. Read more »

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is the Key That Opens Doors to Progress 28August

AAUW Career Development Grantee Nnenna Agba
Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2014

Raised in Nigeria, AAUW grantee Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on the widely watched television show America’s Next Top Model. She holds degrees in chemistry and urban affairs, and she is the face of an NGO that provides Nigerian girls with scholarships. Read more »

19 Years Later, a Look Back at a Famous Women’s Conference 27August

Dali Tan presents the findings of her report in a borrowed tent at the 1995 U.N. world conference held in Beijing.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 27, 2014

When she was young, Dali Tan remembers her father talking about how a Catholic priest saved his life when he was gravely ill as a child in rural China. The […] Read more »

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account 20August

Mary Purcell speaks into a microphone at a desk
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 20, 2014

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day 19August

Bessie Coleman and her plane, 1922
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 19, 2014

Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, […] Read more »