Solving the Gender Equality Equation: Increasing Education and Decreasing Violence

We are all stakeholders in gender equality: educators, families, communities, male allies, and the public and private sectors. It is imperative that all women and girls receive the support; training; legal, environmental, and social protections; and human and civil rights needed to overcome gender-based violence and achieve their personal aspirations. Read more »

5 Leaders Standing Up for Women at the United Nations This Year

AAUW’s voice in activism is a powerhouse thanks to our passionate and dedicated members who make change for women and girls in their communities. This year, we are elevating our members’ voices to a higher stage, the United Nations. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 11, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson playing the drums with her students

The Feminist “Tigers” in Dominican Merengue Típico

American Fellow Sydney Hutchinson looks at a Dominican art form and how women fit into — and reclaim their own space in — it. “They become assertive, respected ‘tigueras.’” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 25, 2016
Flemmie Kittrell

How Home Ec brought One Woman to India, Liberia, and Back Again

The story of AAUW member Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904–80) shatters traditional assumptions about the field of home economics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 24, 2016
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
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, 2003–04 International Fellow and a computer scientist-turned-filmmaker. Her debut feature film is titled, "Dukhtar."

“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   |   1 Comments   |   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   |   1 Comments   |   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   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2015