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Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   March 24, 2014
Marcia Grant founded a university for women in Saudia Arabia. Photo courtesy of Ashesi University.

5 Women Who Inspire Us on International Women’s Day

As Ban Ki-moon said in his address on the topic of International Women’s Day 2014, “The evidence is clear: Equality for women means progress for all.” We couldn’t agree more. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 07, 2014
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3 Women-Led Projects Making Major Social Impact

On International Women’s Day, organizations around the world celebrate women’s equality successes and issues. But for 365 days of the year, AAUW’s International Project Grantees are advancing women’s equality by […] Read more »

Barnard President Debora Spar stands smiling with Jamia Wilson.

Are Young Women Carrying the Mantle of Feminism?

How is feminism different today? Do young women want to be feminists, or not? These are complicated questions, without easy answers. Because young women, of course, don’t speak with a single voice or share a common attitude. Some are quick to embrace the term feminist. Others despise it. Read more »

Sevara Khamzaeva sits with three women.

Living the Dream as a UN Peacekeeper

AAUW International Fellow Sevara Khamzaeva came from Uzbekistan to study in the United States and has gone on to work on many international projects, the latest of which is her dream job as a U.N. peacekeeper in Darfur. Read more »

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From Nazi-Occupied Denmark to the Labs of 4 Nobel Laureates

Just days before the Nazis invaded Denmark, Hilde Levi escaped in a rowboat to Sweden. She went on to work with four different scientists who later won Nobel prizes for their research. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 08, 2014
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The Good and the Bad of the Foreign Policy 100 Leading Thinkers List

This year, the list actually includes 134 individuals (or organizations), and sadly, only 40 of them are women, about 30 percent. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 30, 2013
A movie poster for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" shows Katniss drawing a bow.

Latest “Hunger Games” Is Awesome. There, I Said It.

Why is it important that there’s a second movie? Because the second movie is freaking awesome. Plus, it’s important that Hollywood welcomes and heavily promotes a strong female protagonist, and even more important that the public shows up in droves. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 22, 2013
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The Shocking Scope of Human Trafficking

The stories of trafficking are so compelling often because they are so shocking, grim reminders of the horrors lurking behind the American dream. Although the United States proudly calls itself the home of the free, at least 100,000 children are engaged in the sex trade here each year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 15, 2013
Graphic showing silhouettes of girls with the title "International Day of the Girl: Girls Speak Out"

Why Should We Care about Girls?

Today, AAUW joins the Working Group on Girls (WGG) and other members of the United Nations community to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. The main event — Girls Speak Out! — will provide a forum for seven dynamic girls from around the globe to share how they are advocates and activists for girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2013