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
A black and white photo of a young family wearing sombreros.

Opening the Schoolhouse Doors: Mendez v. Westminster

Sylvia Mendez and June Hernandez may have never met, but they had many things in common. Both were Mexican American girls who were just trying to attend school in Southern […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   September 14, 2012

Fighting HIV with Education and Prevention

“If women could bring life to this world, we could bring life to this fight!” — Sheryl Lee Ralph, former star of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls The impact of HIV […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 15, 2012

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