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Two-Thirds of Public Schools Reported Zero Incidents of Sexual Harassment in 2013–14

AAUW has reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s recently released Civil Rights Data Collection for 2013–14 to find out how often sexual harassment and gender-based bullying are reported in U.S. public schools. AAUW found that more than two-thirds reported zero allegations of sexual harassment or bullying during the 2013–14 school year. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 12, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Women’s Access to Abortion

AAUW applauds today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional right of all women to make decisions about their health, family, and future without needless barriers. The high […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 27, 2016
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Affirmative Action in Texas Case

Affirmative action is a critical tool for schools to meet compelling institutional needs for diversity and ensure equal opportunity in higher education. AAUW applauds the June 23 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 23, 2016
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Meet Some Special AAUW Salary Negotiation Facilitators

Amy Getty Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa AAUW Work Smart Facilitator Amy Getty is a professor of English at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she teaches […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 20, 2016
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AAUW Reacts to Updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for Federal Contractors

AAUW welcomes the Obama administration’s final rule that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on sex. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 16, 2016
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AAUW Welcomes Department of Education Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education

Recent U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance clarifies existing legal obligations for recipients of federal education funding to ensure that all students, regardless of their sex or gender, have equal access to the full range of career and technical education (CTE) programs offered. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 16, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Release of Department of Education Data on Gender Equity in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for 2013–14 includes several important, school-specific gender equity data points that are helpful to advocates, parents, students, educators, and Title IX coordinators at schools nationwide. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 07, 2016

Premier Leadership Conference for College Women Features Trailblazing Speakers

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 LGBT Pioneers, Angel Investor, Comedian, and Others to Address Nearly 900 Attendees What/Where: The National Conference for College Women Student […] Read more »

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AAUW Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v. Burwell

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to answer important legal questions in Zubik v. Burwell, a critical case dealing with women’s access to birth control. AAUW […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 27, 2016
The 2014–15 Student Advisory Council taking a break during the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to take a fun photo.

Getting Real about Empowering Women and Girls

There’s a lot of lip service given to women’s empowerment lately, but some organizations are the real deal. AAUW’s programs work to break through anything that stands in the way of women’s and girls’ opportunities. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 23, 2016