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

You’ve Heard of Schindler, but What about Sendler?

People exhibited the absolute worst and best aspects of human nature during the Holocaust: unfathomable brutality, unwavering bravery. Irena Sendler is one woman who displayed the latter. Born in 1910, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2010

Rally to Commemorate International Women’s Day 2010

As AAUW engages in a variety of new media initiatives to celebrate Women’s History Month, I am excited to blog about a rally to commemorate International Women’s Day. Organized by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 05, 2010

Don’t Miss Half the Sky Live

This past Christmas, my sister — with just a bit of hinting on my part — gave me the best-selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 04, 2010

AAUW’s Women of 2009

AAUW is about to go on a “blogcation” until the new year, but first, we’d like to celebrate some women who have broken through barriers in 2009. In no particular […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   December 30, 2009

Celebrate, Reflect, and Act: International Human Rights Day 2009

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2009

The Uprising in Iran

If you’ve been following the news about what’s been happening in Iran since last Friday’s presidential election, then you know that it’s a tense and increasingly violent situation. Is this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   June 16, 2009

Meet Lorraine Anderson

Since February, when I turn on the radio in the morning I’m inundated with dismal news about the current state of the economy. Would you like some foreclosures with your […] Read more »

Meet Maria Herminia Graterol: Women’s Rights Consultant

After receiving her first master’s degree from Columbia University, Maria Herminia Graterol traveled to Thailand and, on the plane, met a woman associated with International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 27, 2009