AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

50 Years after the Equal Pay Act, Parity Eludes Us

  By Beth Pearsall Freelance Writer San Diego, California Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, which requires employers to give women and men equal […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 18, 2013
Women protesters celebrate the end of the strike, image by Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit website

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   March 13, 2013

The Simple Truth about The Simple Truth

  For a century, AAUW has advocated for legislation and policies that encourage and enforce fair pay in the workplace, such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Lilly […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   February 18, 2013

Brighter Stories of Women in India

Recently, India has garnered international attention with the devastating news of the rape (and later death) of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi. Despite the Indian government’s flawed sexual assault […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 04, 2013

AAUW Calls for Action on Equal Pay Agenda

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) joins Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in honoring the four-year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2013

Meet Steffi Domike: Artist and Activist

On September 11, 1973, one country’s world was turned upside down. Known domestically as “el otro once de septiembre” (“the other September 11”), that day on the Chilean calendar marks […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   January 23, 2013

Happy Inauguration Day … and a To-Do List for the Obama Administration

Women were the key to President Obama’s re-election. Now it’s time for women voters to hold the president accountable. AAUW has created a short to-do list to help the administration […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   January 19, 2013
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Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   October 24, 2012

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