Actress Mira Sorvino, photo by United Nations Photos, Flickr Creative Commons

Standing Up to Human Trafficking

Between 1861 and 1865, the United States fought a brutal war that divided the nation. By the war’s conclusion, the Union had been preserved and slavery officially ended. Yet more […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 05, 2013

Brighter Stories of Women in India

Recently, India has garnered international attention with the devastating news of the rape (and later death) of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi. Despite the Indian government’s flawed sexual assault […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 04, 2013

A View of Slavery in 2013

Not only was a day last week dedicated to human trafficking awareness, but January was also declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This month, President Obama is urging […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2013

Tomorrow Is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

This past summer, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Bangalore, India, through the Vira I. Heinz Program. While I was enamored by the colorful architecture, food, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 10, 2013

16 Days Campaign: Let’s End Violence against Women!

When the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign began on November 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — one of the first […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 27, 2012

Four Ways to Celebrate the International Day of the Girl

“If we unleash the potential of the world’s girls and young women, we will unleash a powerful force that will bring lasting change to all corners of the globe.” —     […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 11, 2012

Clinton Global Initiative: Girls, Women, and Technology

Yesterday was an exciting day at AAUW headquarters. I was pleased to host the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on Girls, Women, and Technology, with women leaders from companies such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   May 18, 2012

Rural Women and Girls Take the Spotlight at the U.N.

This week, at the 56th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the challenges, hopes, strengths, and resilience of the world’s rural women are taking center stage. This year’s priority […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2012
International Fellow Diedie Weng films local Yongji women.

Making Every Day International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 each year to honor and celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. But at AAUW, every day is International Women’s Day! Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 07, 2012
Tawakkul Karman, Leymah Gbowee, and Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf (right) accepting 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo courtesy of Harrywad, via Wikimedia Commons

Another Presidents Day without a U.S. Woman President

To many Americans, Presidents Day is just another Monday off to take advantage of department store sales. However, as we commemorate the birthdays of two of our most significant presidents, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 20, 2012