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

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