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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day This Saturday at the Newseum

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the annual celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted voting rights to women — though women of color remained largely disenfranchised until the 1960s. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 18, 2017
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AAUW to Participate in Department of Education Meeting on Title IX

AAWU will continue to demand that Title IX be strengthened and full enforced. Read more »

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Education Department to Curtail Civil Rights Investigations

On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced its decision to narrow investigations into civil rights violations at public schools and universities. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 22, 2017
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New Report: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.3-Trillion Student Debt

A new American Association of University Women (AAUW) report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans, estimates that women hold almost two-thirds ($833 billion) of the country’s $1.3-trillion student debt while men hold $477 billion. The research shows that those with the scarcest resources bear the brunt of student debt in the United States. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   May 24, 2017
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89 Percent of Colleges Reported Zero Incidents of Rape in 2015

Newly updated data required by the Clery Act indicate that the annual statistics collected by colleges and universities still do not tell the full story of sexual violence on campus. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   May 10, 2017
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Newly Released Campus Sexual Violence Data Don’t Tell Full Story

An American Association of University Women (AAUW) analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that 89 percent of college campuses reported zero incidents of rape in 2015. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 10, 2017

AAUW Responds to News of Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at Department of Education

AAUW has repeatedly said personnel is policy. It is our hope that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump will demonstrate the seriousness with which they regard the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) when they nominate a permanent assistant secretary for civil rights who moves through the Senate confirmation process. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 20, 2017
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AAUW Unveils Dynamic Speaker Lineup for Women’s Student Leadership Conference

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., a writer, professor, and political commentator, will deliver the keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) on Friday, June 2. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 18, 2017
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Congratulations to AAUW’s 2017–18 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2016–17 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 14, 2017
AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches

Introducing AAUW’s New CEO, Kimberly Churches

AAUW is excited to announce that Kimberly Churches will be our chief executive officer starting June 1, 2017. She has extensive experience working collaboratively on education as well as capacity building among grassroots groups and nonprofits. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 06, 2017