Maysoon Zayid

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
Just 24 Fortune 500 companies are led by women.

The 10 Scariest Pictures You’ll See This Halloween

Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these 10 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. Read more »

5 Women Scientists of AAUW’s War Relief Project

During World War II, AAUW offered scholarships and other services that helped Jewish scholars, including many women scientists, escape from Europe and parts of Asia. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 01, 2015
A woman smiling in front of the Supreme Court holding a marriage equality flag

A Term of Victories

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 05, 2015
President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Presidential Action on Immigration a Good First Step

The president’s actions provide a path to legal status for an estimated 4 million to 5 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 21, 2014
Elsebet Kieler

The Courage of Elsebet Kieler, Holocaust Resistance Fighter

Elsebet Kieler helped raise funds to transport hundreds of Jewish people to safety as part of the Nazi resistance movement in Denmark. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 05, 2014

Advocacy Matters: Just Look at VAWA

Advocacy is powerful. And each time we push for change, we chip away at the barriers and misconceptions still standing in the way of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 11, 2014
AAUW Career Development Grantee Nnenna Agba

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is the Key That Opens Doors to Progress

Raised in Nigeria, AAUW grantee Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on the widely watched television show America’s Next Top Model. She holds degrees in chemistry and urban affairs, and she is the face of an NGO that provides Nigerian girls with scholarships. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   August 28, 2014
Mary Purcell speaks into a microphone at a desk

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   August 20, 2014