Equity Issues in the News – February 27-March 10

February 27– March 10 AAUW Recognized by Bestselling Author at National Movie Event Sponsored by CARE AAUW branches across the United States participated in Half the Sky LIVE, a one-night […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2010

You’ve Heard of Schindler, but What about Sendler?

People exhibited the absolute worst and best aspects of human nature during the Holocaust: unfathomable brutality, unwavering bravery. Irena Sendler is one woman who displayed the latter. Born in 1910, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2010

Rally to Commemorate International Women’s Day 2010

As AAUW engages in a variety of new media initiatives to celebrate Women’s History Month, I am excited to blog about a rally to commemorate International Women’s Day. Organized by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 05, 2010

Don’t Miss Half the Sky Live

This past Christmas, my sister — with just a bit of hinting on my part — gave me the best-selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 04, 2010

Celebrate, Reflect, and Act: International Human Rights Day 2009

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2009

Does a Woman’s Nation Change Anything?

“I think women should stay at home where they belong. It’s a proven fact that when the women went to work the family started to fail.” Seriously?! Sounds like a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 16, 2009

International Women’s Struggle to Break through Barriers

On the same day that I read about four women winning seats to the Kuwaiti parliament, I also read a blog post on Muslimah Media Watch about a report that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 28, 2009

Benazir Bhutto — Female Leader in Public Policy

  During women’s history month, it is important not only to reflect on women who are or have been leaders in American politics but also to commemorate the vast achievements […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2009

And the Crowd Roared…

In celebration of International Women’s Day, last night I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out screening of A Powerful Noise. This acclaimed documentary takes you inside the lives of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 06, 2009

Whose Rights? Everybody’s.

I read recently that President-elect Obama has pledged to restore the United States’ international standing, including a promise to push for ratification of the women’s equal rights treaty — the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2008