Sister, Can You Spare $100 Million for Women and Girls?

The Washington Post estimates that Arianna Huffington’s “rough cut” of the new AOL and Huffington Post merger is worth $100 million. What do you do with that kind of money? […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 10, 2011

Untold Injustice in India

Last year, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, held its first gay pride festival, a seemingly significant move for equality. But last August, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community was reminded […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 01, 2010

On the Threshold of Opportunity

This is the fourth of several blogs from AAUW Chief of Strategic Advancement Jill Birdwhistell written during her recent trip to Paris on behalf of AAUW to attend a UNESCO conference.   Yesterday […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2010

AAUW’s Holly Kearl Gives Talk, Signs New Book Tonight at GWU

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Program Manager Holly Kearl will appear tonight at George Washington University for the Washington, D.C., release of her new book about street harassment. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 02, 2010

Haitian Women Are U.N. Women

This month welcomed the creation of a new United Nations agency for women, U.N. Women, dedicated to promoting women’s rights and involvement in development, peacemaking, politics, and economic activity. This […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 12, 2010

Still Moving Forward: Millennium Development Goals

General Assembly hearings were held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on June 14 and 15 to provide formal input, by NGOs, civil society, and the private sector, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2010

Education for Global Understanding

Much has been written about the ever-increasing phenomenon of “globalization.” The word is almost met with derision these days in some circles, as we both blame and praise it for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 11, 2010

Meet Sara Rashad: Filmmaker and Activist

Facts on Female Genital Cutting FGC is still practiced in more than 28 countries. Almost 50 percent of the women who have experienced FGC are living in Egypt or Ethiopia. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2010

NGO Global Women’s Forum Beijing +15, CSW 54, and Parallel Events

From February 27 through March 12, I attended the NGO Global Women’s Forum, Beijing + 15; the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 54; and parallel events associated […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2010

International Women’s Day Celebrated with Half the Sky Live!

This past Thursday, I was given the opportunity to represent AAUW and celebrate International Women’s Day with my peers in a packed theater for a showing of CARE’s Half the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 11, 2010