Meet Helen Gebresillassie: Legal Advocate and Adviser

In the nine months that I’ve spent working with AAUW fellows, the one thing that stands out in my mind is the passion each woman has for her field of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 23, 2012

Rural Women and Girls Take the Spotlight at the U.N.

This week, at the 56th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the challenges, hopes, strengths, and resilience of the world’s rural women are taking center stage. This year’s priority […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2012
International Fellow Diedie Weng films local Yongji women.

Making Every Day International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 each year to honor and celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. But at AAUW, every day is International Women’s Day! Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 07, 2012

Call to Action: Stop Rush

Two weeks ago, AAUW hosted Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke at our national office for a Re:Action panel discussion on birth control. It was our way of making sure […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   42 Comments   |   March 05, 2012

AAUW Issues Statement on White House Decision on Contraception Rules

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, the top policy adviser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), released the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to exempt religious employers from covering birth control for employees and instead require insurance companies to provide free contraception. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 10, 2012

Human Rights Are Women’s Rights

“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 09, 2011

Q&A with Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Awardee Abigail J. Stewart

Abigail J. Stewart, the 2011 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award winner, will accept her award during the AAUW National Convention on Saturday, June 18 in Washington, D.C. Stewart earned this distinction […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   June 10, 2011

AAUW Changed My Life

I truly believe that achieving my life’s goals would have been significantly more difficult without my AAUW fellowship, which enhanced my credibility and allowed me to compete more successfully in the workplace. I wanted to give back to AAUW, which had done so much for me. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 18, 2011

AAUW Fellow Attends Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

After they complete their fellowships, our alumnae go on to accomplish some pretty amazing things! Several of them have become involved in campus activism, advocating for everything from environmental policy […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   April 13, 2011

Of Fraternity and Equity

This weekend, I’m attending the 25th anniversary reunion for my chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, a national fraternity of which I’ve been a brother for almost six years. I’ve been […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 07, 2011