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

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