Not Just Yale: The Wake-up Call Our Schools Need

The media has turned to AAUW’s top public policy adviser, Lisa Maatz, for perspective into a sexual misconduct complaint at Yale University, a story that has dominated the news cycle […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   April 05, 2011

Sister, Can You Spare $100 Million for Women and Girls?

The Washington Post estimates that Arianna Huffington’s “rough cut” of the new AOL and Huffington Post merger is worth $100 million. What do you do with that kind of money? […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 10, 2011

Untold Injustice in India

Last year, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, held its first gay pride festival, a seemingly significant move for equality. But last August, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community was reminded […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 01, 2010

And the World Will Live as One

Eleanor Roosevelt is well known for her role as the wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As we celebrate United Nations Day and the 65th anniversary of the chartering of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 18, 2010

On the Threshold of Opportunity

This is the fourth of several blogs from AAUW Chief of Strategic Advancement Jill Birdwhistell written during her recent trip to Paris on behalf of AAUW to attend a UNESCO conference.   Yesterday […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2010

Aspire to Inspire Like Eleanor

Because next week is the great humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday, I am reminded of her tremendous legacy to women and all humankind. The daughter of Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2010

Haitian Women Are U.N. Women

This month welcomed the creation of a new United Nations agency for women, U.N. Women, dedicated to promoting women’s rights and involvement in development, peacemaking, politics, and economic activity. This […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 12, 2010

Still Moving Forward: Millennium Development Goals

General Assembly hearings were held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on June 14 and 15 to provide formal input, by NGOs, civil society, and the private sector, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2010

Education for Global Understanding

Much has been written about the ever-increasing phenomenon of “globalization.” The word is almost met with derision these days in some circles, as we both blame and praise it for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 11, 2010

NGO Global Women’s Forum Beijing +15, CSW 54, and Parallel Events

From February 27 through March 12, I attended the NGO Global Women’s Forum, Beijing + 15; the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 54; and parallel events associated […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2010