Lise Meitner, then a visiting professor of physics at Catholic University, met with finalists in the Science Talent Search competition in 1946.

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   |   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
action4vawa

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   |   2 Comments   |   August 20, 2014
Ruth Holden documentary cover

Not All Patriots Are Fighters

AAUW European Fellow Ruth Holden was a young American paleobotanist studying fossilized plant life who later found herself helping to establish war hospitals in Russia. Read more »

Photograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, on August 28, 1963.

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Although it is true that the most famous men of the civil rights movement deserves the acclaim he receives, it is also true that the success of the civil rights movement hinged also on the selfless dedication and hard work of a host of women whose names are considerably less familiar today. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2014
A group of Nepalese women smiling.

Creating Role Models for Women in Nepal

AAUW Fellow Rabita Rajkarnikar works to empower Nepalese women with the skills they need to decrease societal and economic dependence on men. Read more »