Standing with Our Sisters

This weekend more than 500 students from around the country attended the Feminist Majority’s National Young Women’s Leadership Conference here in Washington, D.C. Yesterday I attended to hand out AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2009

Benazir Bhutto — Female Leader in Public Policy

  During women’s history month, it is important not only to reflect on women who are or have been leaders in American politics but also to commemorate the vast achievements […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2009

Meet Valentine Khaminwa: Research Coordinator

In February, I had the privilege of interviewing 2006–07 International Fellow Valentine Khaminwa at the AAUW national office in Washington, D.C. Valentine was born in Kenya but grew up in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 20, 2009
Denise Decker and her seeing eye dog.

Meet Denise Decker: Senior Program Analyst for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Denise Decker, a 1975-76 American Fellow, who has been blind since birth, sees public service as a way to give back to the many family, friends, co-workers, and mentors who provided support and assistance to her throughout her life. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 06, 2009

Whose Rights? Everybody’s.

I read recently that President-elect Obama has pledged to restore the United States’ international standing, including a promise to push for ratification of the women’s equal rights treaty — the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2008

Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

I was a fan of FDR long before I ever knew that his wife, Eleanor, had an influential role unlike most presidential wives before her and that after his death […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   December 08, 2008

What a Difference a Tattoo Makes

Tattoos seem to be in favor again as a decoration of choice among young women. Lower back, neck, or arm tattoos have become very evident during the summer months in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 02, 2008

Blog Action Day: Dying to Give Life

The global economic crisis is shining a light on the “haves,” but things won’t change much for the “have nots.” They will still be poor, without access to clean water, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Conflict in Georgia: Is there an end in sight?

Five years ago I took a course entitled “Russia in Crisis.” At that time we were discussing the Georgian conflict. When I read the headlines on Russia and Georgia now, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 12, 2008

Pope and Hope?

Washington, D.C., and the nation’s media outlets are awash in news of the first papal visit to the nation’s capital since 1979. Rather than telling us in detail about the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 16, 2008