Roe’s Legacy Is More than Reproductive Rights 27January

AAUW President Marjorie Bell Chambers and Sarah Weddington read the AAUW research report, But We Will Persist, 1979. Weddington spoke at the 1979 AAUW convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2015

The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »

School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle 26January

a row of people outside a school hold signs spelling out "Defend public schools."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union 21January

President Barack Obama delivers the 2015 State of the Union address.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »

A Look Back at where Pay Equity Has Been and where It’s Going 20January

Unfair pay
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   11 Comments   |   January 20, 2015

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Read more »

Thriving or Surviving in the Freelance Economy 14January

A year and a half after graduating from college, Amanda Herman is juggling several jobs, including one as a house manager at a theater.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2015

Freelance work is on the rise. But is it a boon or a burden for women workers? Read more »

Life after the Revolution: Tunisian Women’s Economic Empowerment 14January

A Tunisian woman photographed just before the 2011 election walks by a wall with graffiti against secularism.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2015

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 »

Follow the State of the Union with AAUW — and Bingo! 09January

President Barack Obama stands at a podium in front of a crowd.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 09, 2015

Help us follow along with the State of the Union through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. You could win a prize! Read more »

114th Congress’ Education Priorities Must Provide Equitable Opportunities for Students 06January

A young girl sits with a school workbook
Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 06, 2015

U.S. Congress and the president have not been able to agree on the nation’s education priorities for more than a decade. The expired No Child Left Behind bill continues to be the law of the land without changes to reflect current education priorities. Read more »

A Time of Giving 15December

A person holds a wrapped gift.
Blog   |   Community   |   December 15, 2014

AAUW member Krys Wulff shares her insights on the origins of the giving spirit and why it’s so important. Read more »

Exploring the Gender Gap in Business 05December

mind the gap by Rupert Ganzer, on Flickr
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2014

How can we expect girls to desire jobs in business if the odds are stacked against them? Read more »