Lady Justice

AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 29, 2014
AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean?

According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   July 03, 2014
Photograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, on August 28, 1963.

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Although it is true that the most famous men of the civil rights movement deserves the acclaim he receives, it is also true that the success of the civil rights movement hinged also on the selfless dedication and hard work of a host of women whose names are considerably less familiar today. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2014
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014
supreme_court_side_view_medium_web_view

Supreme Court Wrapup Member Call

This year the U.S. Supreme Court considered a number of cases with the potential to significantly affect the rights of women and girls. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   July 15, 2014
Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch!

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014
Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.

In School or in the Street, Sexual Harassment Is a Daily Problem

“I was walking by, and they were yelling stuff like ‘hey you, hey sexy’ and stuff. And I’m like, what the heck? I was 14 at the time. These guys were in their 20s.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2014
A woman talking on the phone and looking at her laptop with a daughter in her lap.

Work-Life Balance: Join the National Conversation

As economic opportunities for women have increased, not all of our laws have kept up — wage discrimination persists, and most employees still lack caregiving or sick leave. On June 23, 2014, President Barack Obama will convene the White House Summit on Working Families here in Washington, D.C., to focus on modernizing workplace policies for America’s future economic success. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   April 11 – June 23, 2014
A woman speaks at a microphone in front of a group of protesters outside the Supreme Court.

Defending Women’s Health Care at the Supreme Court

Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby are trying to claim that businesses have religious rights and that those rights let companies control the private lives of their employees. That’s a dangerous argument and would let employers have a voice in the health decisions of their employees. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   April 04, 2014
A rainboz flag and Human Rights blue and yellow flag stick out of the huge crowd.

Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   March 24, 2014