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
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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
Merrick Garland

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
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
Moon, trees, eerie haze on spooky Halloween night

11 Stats on Women’s Equality That Might Be Scarier than Halloween

Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these 11 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