Rural Women and Girls Take the Spotlight at the U.N.

This week, at the 56th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the challenges, hopes, strengths, and resilience of the world’s rural women are taking center stage. This year’s priority […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2012

Student Health Plans Should Cover Contraception Too

Women’s health advocates have commended President Obama’s recent decision to require nearly all employers to cover contraceptive services under their health insurance plans. Although it is facing criticism from religious […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 02, 2012

Amanda’s Experience of $tarting $mart

Attending a $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop at the University of Texas, Tyler, gave recent college graduate Amanda the knowledge and skills she needed to prevent herself from losing more […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   November 04, 2011

AAUW Top Policy Adviser to Speak on New Government Accountability Office Report

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz will join Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) at a Joint Economic Committee press conference on Thursday, November 3, at 12:15 p.m. to discuss the gender pay gap among low-wage and less-educated workers. Read more »

$tart $mart Workshops to Tackle Gender Pay Gap

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the WAGE Project will provide $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops throughout the 2011–12 academic year to prepare college women to negotiate for salaries and benefits as they enter the job market. Read more »

Why Women Should Care about the President’s Jobs Speech

Next Thursday, September 8, President Barack Obama will give what’s being touted as a major speech that will pressure the so-called debt “super committee” to focus on job creation and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 02, 2011

AAUW’s Top Policy Adviser Issues Statement on Possible Social Security Cuts

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, the top policy adviser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), released the following statement about media reports that the White House, along with congressional leaders from both parties, might consider proposing cuts to Social Security benefits today. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   July 07, 2011

AAUW Profoundly Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Wal-Mart v. Dukes

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is deeply critical of today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s sharply divided decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Read more »

AAUW to Call Attention to the Persistent Gender Pay Gap

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host two events in Washington, D.C., and publish a new guide with the latest data on the gender pay gap for Equal Pay Day, the annual observance designed to raise awareness about the issue. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 07, 2011

AAUW Stands with the Women of Wal-Mart during U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will show on-the-ground support outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, March 29, when the high court hears oral arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Read more »