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The Shocking Scope of Human Trafficking

The stories of trafficking are so compelling often because they are so shocking, grim reminders of the horrors lurking behind the American dream. Although the United States proudly calls itself the home of the free, at least 100,000 children are engaged in the sex trade here each year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 15, 2013
President Obama speaks at a podium at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and a group of people stand behind.

My Future Depends on Immigration Reform

I have lived in the United States since I was 6 years old. I moved here with my family from Bolivia for the same reason that many immigrants come to the United States — in order to have a better life. I have always worked hard in school, but because I am not a citizen, I am not eligible for scholarships and funds from schools, making university tuition far too expensive for me and my family. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2013
Graphic showing silhouettes of girls with the title "International Day of the Girl: Girls Speak Out"

Why Should We Care about Girls?

Today, AAUW joins the Working Group on Girls (WGG) and other members of the United Nations community to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. The main event — Girls Speak Out! — will provide a forum for seven dynamic girls from around the globe to share how they are advocates and activists for girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2013
Women members of AAUW of New Jersey stand together

Grassroots Efforts Fight Human Trafficking Close to Home

AAUW members nationwide are leading efforts to fight human trafficking by starting petitions for legislative action, raising awareness, and working to prevent sex trafficking during the 2014 Super Bowl. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 08, 2013
Vera Schwarcz

In Search of Authenticity

Maybe it was her offhand mention of a few of the languages that she is fluent in, or her dogged enthusiasm for finding truth in her research, or all of it together that swayed me: Vera Schwarcz is an impressive AAUW alum. Read more »

CGI America participants each contribute to a topic-specific Working Group of their choosing. These groups convened multiple times over the two days of the CGI America meeting and provided opportunities to share knowledge, build partnerships, and generate commitments around the group's area of focus. Credit: Max Orenstein / Clinton Global Initiative

AAUW, CGI, and Building the Future of STEM

Last week, AAUW Vice President of Fellowships, Grants, and Global Programs Gloria Blackwell attended the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual two-day meeting in Chicago — CGI America. We chatted with Blackwell about AAUW’s role at the meeting, new ideas in promoting STEM education, and finding inspiration in daunting challenges. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 26, 2013
The 2013 NCCWSL Women of Distinction pose with the AAUW Student Advisory Council for an Instagram.

How to Get a Presidential Appointment and other Great Advice

Every year, a handful of women are honored as Women of Distinction at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. And these honorees give invaluable advice to the hundreds of college women who are attending the annual skill-building conference. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   May 31, 2013
Linda T. Alepin

Linda T. Alepin Wins the 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

  Tell us a bit about the Global Women’s Leadership Network. My work with Global Women’s Leadership Network has taken me on a journey into the many issues of women’s […] Read more »

Me in Bangalore, India.

What Are You Thankful For?

Now that my junior year of college is finally finished, I am filled with relief that my academic commitments are behind me for a few months and that I am […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   May 23, 2013
Blurred image of a woman biking along the water

Why Women Should Ride

I still remember the first time I rode a two-wheeler. I was around 8 or 9, and my dad took me out to a huge parking lot on Chicago’s South […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   May 17, 2013