Thousands sing, chant, and rally for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day in 2015. Photo via UN Women/Ryan Brown.

We Need Women Leaders to Solve Global Challenges

Women are half of the world’s population but only a fraction of the world’s heads of state and government leaders. Why does that matter? Because the world needs the talents, values, and contributions of women to be seen as just as important as those of men in order to create a world that provides economic opportunity, peace, and security to us all. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 23, 2016
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These Are the Feminist Valentines You Were Looking For

Our feminist valentines are just what your activist heart desires. Help spread the love! Be sure to share your favorites on Facebook or Twitter.
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Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 09, 2016
Woman in gold dress waving at crowd of people on the Emmy red carpet.

5 Ways You Can Help Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

For the second year in a row, no people of color were nominated in any major acting category for the Oscars. Now, activists are pointing out that Hollywood’s issues with race go beyond just who gets nominated for awards. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 05, 2016
President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House. January 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2016
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Play Bingo with AAUW as You Follow Obama’s Final State of the Union!

Every year we tune in to hear what the president promises to do to move women’s issues forward and we will be especially interested to see what he proposes as he works to establish his legacy. This year, the speech is set for January 12, and we ask you to help us follow along through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 05, 2016
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