Coretta Scott King stands at a podium and delivers a speech.

AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellows: Scholars and Women of Action

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King by remembering the achievements of a few AAUW Coretta Scott King Fund awardees. Read more »

Souad Kadi

The Future of Women’s Empowerment in Morocco

“I look forward to using what I have learned during my fellowship in the United States and my time at AAUW to … continue the work of bridging the gender gap for young Moroccan girls and women.” — Souad Kadi Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 20, 2016
1984–85 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Bell-Scott, Ph.D.

Telling Black Women’s Untold Stories

Former AAUW American Fellow Patrica Bell-Scott, Ph.D., has dedicated her life to giving a voice to black women’s experiences and creating a space to “expand research by and about us.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 14, 2016
2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Unoma Okorafor

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

“Men need to understand the value of women and become advocates,” says Unoma Okorafor. ”Only then will we be able to expand the conversation.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 04, 2016
PowerPlay NYC (Nike)

Meet PowerPlay NYC: Inspiring Futures for Girls of Color

AAUW is helping the next generation of superstars emerge through Title IX advocacy and Community Action Grants. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 09, 2016
Declaration of Sentiments Waterwall

How to Design a Feminist Monument

“What are my goals? To live, for architecture is my life.” This is how Ray Kinoshita Mann described her professional goals when she applied for AAUW’s Selected Professions Fellowship in 1986. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 20, 2016
Miriam Matinda

Following the Fellows: Establishing Legal Rights to Women’s Equality in Tanzania and Kenya

The Tanzanian government currently lists the number of registered and eligible voters by gender and region online. The data was published just days after Miriam Matinda, a 2015–16 AAUW International Fellow, published an article in The Guardian with the headline: “Will women’s votes determine the winner?” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 13, 2016
A vintage image of a lecture hall filled with women students, with a professor teaching up front

100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »

Women march for women's rights

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

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