A young woman holds a banner in front of a crowd. The banner reads, Justice for Rape Survivors

AAUW Responds to Department of Education Title IX Announcement

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches issued the following statement responding to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning the future of Title IX enforcement. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 07, 2017
"Immigration Rights Are Women's Rights" & "We Are All Immigrants" Signs At The May Day Immigration Rights Rally (Washington, DC)

AAUW Responds to Rescinding of DACA Program

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches released a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 05, 2017
2016-2017 AAUW National Student Advisory Committee members pose in their school colors during their fall retreat in Washington, DC.

Campus Leaders Share 5 Lessons on Confidence, Activism, and Allyship

In October 2016, 10 campus leaders began a leadership journey as member of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council. As their responsibilities come to a close, they reflect on their top five takeaways from their experience. Read more »

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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 »

Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen a surge of, or rather a recommitment to, feminism. The fear of losing the progress that women have made regarding reproductive rights, antidiscrimination laws, and fair pay has been weighing on me, but demonstrations like the 2017 Women’s Marches give me hope. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 31, 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
Boise members raised the bar for march signage with their very own Statue of Liberty. Courtesy of the AAUW Boise (ID) Branch.

Make Your Advocacy Better, Faster, Stronger, and Burnout-Proof

  Just over two months ago, thousands of AAUW members joined rallies across the country (some far chillier than others!) to make their voices heard to lawmakers at every level […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 31, 2017
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Six Women to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we think about AAUW fellowship recipients who represent a diversity of professions and who act on the belief that women’s equality benefits society as a whole. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2017
We’re jealous of the weather that 2015–17 AAUW Board of Directors member Sue Barley enjoyed with AAUW Greater Naples (FL) members in Florida. Courtesy of Sue Barley

AAUW Statement on March 8 Day of Action

On March 8, 2017, AAUW will stand in solidarity with the millions of women across the country observing International Women’s Day, participating in the “day without a woman” general strike, or taking action to advance policies that empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 03, 2017

Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with These Weekly Actions

Equal Pay Day is the perfect opportunity to organize action to close the gender pay gap. Each week until April 4 we’ll share a new action for observing Equal Pay Day and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 28, 2017