Me at the United for Marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday

Why I Stand for Marriage Equality

  When my home state of Massachusetts became the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, only around 32 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. Now […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 27, 2013
Crossing the Line Panel

Students Speak against Sexual Harassment on AAUW’s U.N. Panel

  Midway through this first week of the 57th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the priority theme of elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women […] Read more »

The Past Is Not Quiet: Documenting the Truth

  “The past is not quiet. We need to honestly talk about what really happened because other people do remember,” says Trudy Huskamp Peterson, one of the world’s leading human […] Read more »

United Nations 57th Commission on the Status of Women

AAUW at the U.N.: End Violence against Women and Girls

The world can no longer afford the costs of violence against women and girls — the social and economic costs and the costs in deep human pain and suffering.” —     […] Read more »

AAUW, Clinton Global Initiative Form Strategic Partnership

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a Strategic Partner of the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a move that brings together two leading organizations dedicated to making a tangible impact on the world. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 05, 2013
Dorothy Ferebee

Celebrating Black History: AAUW’s Dorothy Ferebee

The accomplishments of AAUW women never cease to amaze me, and Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee is no exception. Ferebee, a physician, health care advocate, and AAUW board member, tirelessly worked […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   February 15, 2013
Actress Mira Sorvino, photo by United Nations Photos, Flickr Creative Commons

Standing Up to Human Trafficking

Between 1861 and 1865, the United States fought a brutal war that divided the nation. By the war’s conclusion, the Union had been preserved and slavery officially ended. Yet more […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 05, 2013

A View of Slavery in 2013

Not only was a day last week dedicated to human trafficking awareness, but January was also declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This month, President Obama is urging […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2013

Tomorrow Is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

This past summer, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Bangalore, India, through the Vira I. Heinz Program. While I was enamored by the colorful architecture, food, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 10, 2013

Human Rights Day 2012: Make Your Voice Count

During the March 1999 U.N. video conference A World Free of Violence against Women, Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, proclaimed: Violence against women is perhaps the most […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 10, 2012