Using clinometers, Tech Trek campers learn how to measure the heights of trees.

In Your Own Words: AAUW’s Impact on Real Lives in 2015

At the core of AAUW is the empowerment of women and girls. This is most evident in the feedback we get from the people affected by our programs. Whether it’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 18, 2015
A participant in the 2014-15 CAP project at Pacific Lutheran University tears up a piece of paper reading "bossy."

Your Guide to Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

What do you say when your sister says, “I wouldn’t vote for a woman president. They’re too sensitive!” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2015
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7 Feminist Resolutions for the New Year

How will you be a more thoughtful, inclusive, active feminist in 2016? Here are seven suggested resolutions for the coming year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   December 15, 2015

Newly Released Campus Sexual Violence Data Raise Red Flags

An AAUW analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that 91 percent of college campuses reported zero incidents of rape in 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 23, 2015
2) President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Higher Education Act at Southwest Texas State College on November 8, 1965. Image in public domain.

Why the Higher Education Act Matters

The law is just as crucial as it was decades ago — perhaps even more so, now that workforce changes have resulted in higher education becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 12, 2015
President Jimmy Carter signs a document in the White House with more than a dozen women and men standing behind him.

Let’s Ratify the ERA: A Look at Where We Are Now

The ERA would guarantee constitutional equality between men and women — a concept the majority of Americans agree is necessary. In fact, most people believe the ERA has already been ratified. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 05, 2015
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(Re)call of Duty: Did SXSW Give In to Online Harassment?

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) publicly decided to concede to threats of violence by allowing anonymous bullies to stake their claim in what has become the largest convergence of technology and art in the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 02, 2015
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Being a Top Earner Didn’t Stop This Woman from Being Forced out of Finance

The Fortune 500 company Jane worked for had paid her a small fraction of what it paid her male colleagues, justifying it partially because she might get pregnant. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 30, 2015
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Domestic Violence: 6 Ways Celebrities are Raising Awareness, and How You Can Help

Everyone has a right to healthy, happy, and safe relationships. Watch these videos of celebrities who agree. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 28, 2015
Aileen Rizo (left in white, holding her daughter) was on hand when Gov. Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.

The High Cost of Unequal Pay

How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2015