Three women hold up an orange sign for gender-based violence awareness

16 Ways to Mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence!

Here is a day-by-day guide to raising awareness about gender-based violence during and after the campaign! Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 24, 2015
An image of Afia Nathaniel on a black background

“Dukhtar” Director on Breaking the Silence around Child Marriage

Afia Nathaniel, a computer scientist turned filmmaker, is making waves with her moving film about a mother fleeing Pakistan to protect her daughter from child marriage. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 17, 2015
Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

“He Named Me Malala”: Educate Girls to Change the World

Malala symbolizes the power of raising your voice to fight injustice because, in Yousafzai’s own words, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 11, 2015
A group of four young women greet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and Donya Nasser shakes his hand.

Empowering Global Leaders

At age 22, Donya Nasser has made it all the way to the United Nations. Over the next year she will attend high-level meetings and forums and travel across the country to support gender equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   November 09, 2015
The United Nations' sustainable development goals in illustrations

At the UN: New Goals for Sustainable Development

These 17 goals will provide a framework for international cooperation based on agreed strategic objectives and will bring money and effort to the most globally pressing issues, one of which is equality for women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 30, 2015
FDR sits in a White House room with a group of people standing around him.

Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 2015
the covers of four books lined up

4 Must-Read Books by AAUW Fellows

Need a good book? Look no further! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 03, 2015
Jean Hunleth stands in a field of grass in Africa.

How Anthropology Can Transform Global Health Efforts

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history claims thousands of lives and developing countries continue to fight tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS crises, many of us wonder: Are we approaching […] Read more »

A Tunisian woman photographed just before the 2011 election walks by a wall with graffiti against secularism.

Life after the Revolution: Tunisian Women’s Economic Empowerment

Tunisia has long led the Arab world in gender equality, with laws on polygamy, marriage age, property ownership, and child custody. Still, the country’s relatively progressive laws have not translated into women’s economic empowerment. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2015
Mercy Chikoko's graduate research

How to Make Sure Your Grassroots Project Can Survive after You Move On

So you launched a grassroots project. Maybe you even scored grant funding. But how can you make sure your project will last for years to come? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 19, 2014