League of Tunisian Women Voters

NGOs Build a Strong Future for Women in Morocco and Tunisia

In Tunisia and Morocco it is apparent that they are raising their voices with us to demand women’s human and civil rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 10, 2017
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Six Women to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we think about AAUW fellowship recipients who represent a diversity of professions and who act on the belief that women’s equality benefits society as a whole. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 06, 2017
Cover art for the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons painted and donated by Yasser Rezahi.

New Data on Human Trafficking Paints a Disturbing Picture

Despite the inclusion of antitrafficking and antiviolence sustainable development goals, the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons show that the unprecedented and massive movement of refugees and migrants has intensified since 2014, and that this shift involves numbers of vulnerable women, men, and children who can be easily exploited by smugglers and traffickers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 11, 2017
Protesters rally at the Supreme Court in October 2016 to demand the Senate Republicans vote to fill the court vacancy.

The Incomplete Supreme Court and Some Significant Upcoming Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has been operating with a vacancy all year long. Unfortunately, that vacancy will continue to hinder the court for the rest of the year — and possibly even longer. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
Supreme Court building

The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term

The U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016
Girl advocates at the 2014 International Day of the Girl

Girls Aren’t the Leaders of Tomorrow: We’re Leaders of Today

We girls have immense potential, and we refuse to be considered leaders of tomorrow. We are leaders of today and demand to be treated as such. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 24, 2016
black and white photo of woman

Muslim Feminism in History: Halidé Edib Adivar

Halidé Edib Adivar (1884–1964) was a Turkish novelist, feminist, and advocate for women’s rights who wore many hats during her lifetime. She was best known around the world for her writing, in which she criticized the lack of rights of Turkish women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 28, 2016

President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court, Now Senate Must Act ‎

AAUW members and supporters nationwide have urged the president to move forward with a nominee, thereby beginning the critical constitutional process to fill the seat. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 16, 2016

How to Be a Good Ally to People with Disabilities: Two Perspectives

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans lives with disabilities. Yet pervasive misconceptions persist about the everyday lives of Americans with disabilities and what organizations like AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 10, 2015
AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

For Women and Girls, an Important Year at the Supreme Court

This year, the court will see a serious challenge to affirmative action, new threats to contraceptive access, and a potential watershed case for reproductive rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2015