A woman speaks at a microphone in front of a group of protesters outside the Supreme Court.

Defending Women’s Health Care at the Supreme Court

Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby are trying to claim that businesses have religious rights and that those rights let companies control the private lives of their employees. That’s a dangerous argument and would let employers have a voice in the health decisions of their employees. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   April 04, 2014
A rainboz flag and Human Rights blue and yellow flag stick out of the huge crowd.

Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   March 24, 2014
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Budget 101: You Are What You Fund

It’s that time again. Budget season! Washington is moving into budget mode and beginning discussions on the federal budget for fiscal year 2015. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 19, 2014
Marcia Grant founded a university for women in Saudia Arabia. Photo courtesy of Ashesi University.

5 Women Who Inspire Us on International Women’s Day

As Ban Ki-moon said in his address on the topic of International Women’s Day 2014, “The evidence is clear: Equality for women means progress for all.” We couldn’t agree more. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 07, 2014
Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy stand on either side of a poster explaining their Title IX project.

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Discrimination — Just Ask These 16-Year-Olds

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy were in eighth grade when they first encountered sex discrimination at school: The boys’ swim team at their friend’s school had newer facilities and equipment than the girls had. Priya and Kavya decided to start a program that would help their peers understand and use their Title IX rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2014
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My Baby Hated Me: On the Other Side of Postpartum Depression

In the darkest days after my son, Oscar, was born, I understood a lot of things that are more violent and disturbing and shameful than I’m willing to ever say out loud. But with the Affordable Care Act’s mental health coverage, I got the help I needed to get to the other side of postpartum depression. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   February 27, 2014
Laverne Cox sits at a table with a group of people.

How to Be an Effective Ally

Do you know how to be the best ally you can be? Here are my three top tips to follow. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 13, 2014
Eva stands on a stage at a podium.

Speak Up but Stay Grounded: How My Mentor Taught Me to Survive in the Workplace

I met my mentor Marla on a Girl Scouts board. Since then, Marla has taught me about success, paying it forward, and staying grounded on my pre-law path at Harvard. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   February 10, 2014
Lilly Ledbetter is flanked by eight U.S. senators. The gavel represents a hammer, referencing Ledbetter’s saying that “Giving women my Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act without the Paycheck Fairness Act is like giving them a nail without the hammer.”

Lilly Ledbetter Hasn’t Given Up on Fair Pay — and Neither Should We

Lilly Ledbetter refuses to accept “that’s just the way it is” as a reaction to the gender pay gap. “I don’t back down anywhere,” she said recently. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 31, 2014

AAUW, Lilly Ledbetter Call for Action on Equal Pay on Ledbetter Law’s Fifth Anniversary

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) joins Lilly Ledbetter in urging the president and Congress to make progress on equal pay for equal work in 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 23, 2014