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AAUW Gives Thanks: 2014 Edition

When it comes to AAUW advocacy, we have so much to be thankful for — including you! #AAUWthanks Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 24, 2014
Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) was a driving force behind Title IX.

Title IX: Looking Back, Moving Forward

After Title IX was signed into law in 1972, activist Bernice Sandler says that many of the most blatant forms of discrimination against women disappeared within a few years. But despite reaping Title IX’s rewards for the past four decades, Americans are finding that even this landmark law isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 24, 2014
Patty sits at her desk and makes a phone call.

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2014

On Election Day, AAUW’s and friends’ voices were heard loud and clear on ballot initiatives on issues including the minimum wage, paid sick days, and equal rights. Here’s the rundown on how our issues fared in state elections. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 06, 2014
Mia Love; mayor

The Day After: 8 Takeaways from the 2014 Midterms

Following the close of the 2014 midterm election, here are the takeaways we’re still mulling over. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   November 05, 2014
Winter 2014 AAUW Outlook magazine cover art

Contraception ≠ Abortion: How Birth Control Works

In a country that still pushes abstinence-only sex education, birth control remains shrouded in secrecy and misinformation. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 28, 2014
Chalk outline of the word VOTE.

Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters

Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   October 17, 2014
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Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h”

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 02, 2014
Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014
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Advocacy Matters: Just Look at VAWA

Advocacy is powerful. And each time we push for change, we chip away at the barriers and misconceptions still standing in the way of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 11, 2014