Woman raising her hand in a classroom.

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
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AAUW Stands United at White House United State of Women Summit

  Shannon Cholakian is a former AAUW National Student Advisory Council member from California State University, Long Beach. AAUW wants to thank Shannon along with the rest of the summit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2016
Girl advocates at the 2014 International Day of the Girl

Girls Aren’t the Leaders of Tomorrow: We’re Leaders of Today

We girls have immense potential, and we refuse to be considered leaders of tomorrow. We are leaders of today and demand to be treated as such. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 24, 2016
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Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement

The struggle for reproductive freedom can sometimes look different for women of color. Kimala Price, a 2009–10 AAUW American Fellow and an associate professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University, has been active in the movement for two decades. As a scholar and activist, Price has studied how the varying histories and lived realities of different groups of women affect their struggles for reproductive freedom. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 08, 2016
A young white woman with a notebook and pen talks to another young white woman in a crowd.

Women’s Voices in the Newsroom

Women are underrepresented in journalism. Why does that matter? Journalism defines the way we understand our communities and identify and prioritize problems worth solving. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 27, 2016
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Settling the Score for Women in Music

Across genres and throughout the history of Western music, women have struggled to break in, to be recognized, and to transcend the objectification that seems inevitable when women are onstage. Let’s acknowledge the exceptional women of music history and foster the girls who are just learning to play their first scales. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 20, 2016
Mahnaz Rezaie presenting her photos

Art as a Voice for Afghan Women

2015–16 AAUW International Fellow Mahnaz Rezaie has dedicated much of her time as a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, and poet to advocating for the rights of Afghan women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2016
The season one cast of Sesame Street, the children’s show that Joan Ganz Cooney helped create. Image by Tom Simpson, Flickr Creative Commons

Teaching through Big Bird: The Woman behind Sesame Street

As a young woman, 1984 AAUW Achievement Awardee Joan Ganz Cooney never imagined she’d become a successful television producer and creator of one of the most influential American children’s shows of all time. But her dedication to and passion for providing education to young people from all backgrounds spurred a beloved TV show and built a legacy of programming for children that continues to provide quality educational television around the world. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 09, 2016
It typically takes working mothers 5 extra months to be paid what working fathers are paid in just one year.

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. What Gives?

Women around the country “celebrated” Equal Pay Day on April 12, but mothers (and most women of color) have to wait even longer for their paychecks to catch up. May […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   May 06, 2016
Marva Collins with some of her students in 1980.

She Was Told to Stop Caring So Much for Her Students — So She Started Her Own School

Marva Collins was told by a principal to “stop worrying” about and “expecting too much” from the children she taught. She decided to ignore that advice. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 03, 2016