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Education Department to Curtail Civil Rights Investigations

On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced its decision to narrow investigations into civil rights violations at public schools and universities. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 22, 2017

AAUW Responds to News of Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at Department of Education

AAUW has repeatedly said personnel is policy. It is our hope that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump will demonstrate the seriousness with which they regard the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) when they nominate a permanent assistant secretary for civil rights who moves through the Senate confirmation process. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 20, 2017
AAUW staff protested with signs at the Trump White House urging against efforts to roll back trans rights.

AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance

As a leading voice about all things Title IX, AAUW is dismayed by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal guidance related to Title IX civil rights protections for transgender students. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 23, 2017
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Making Title IX History at the Office for Civil Rights

As we approach the 45th anniversary of Title IX in June 2017, AAUW is assessing the recent efforts of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and evaluating the tremendous positive effect it’s had in the past eight years with enforcing this longstanding civil rights law. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2016
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Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

It’s been a long 2016, but as you get ready for the year ahead, make a plan of action. Beat the winter blues by sharing these fun reminders to take action and empower women nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 28, 2016
AAUW Tech Trek attendee in Santa Barbara. Photo by Jay Farbman for AAUW.

The Future Guardians of the Web

Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital lives. The field, in which women are underrepresented. faces a severe labor shortage. That’s where AAUW comes in. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 17, 2016
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25 Gifts for Fearless Feminists in 2016

Can’t figure out what to get your favorite feminists this holiday season? Here’s a handy cheat sheet for everyone on your list, from toddlers to second-wavers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 14, 2016
Protesters rally at the Supreme Court in October 2016 to demand the Senate Republicans vote to fill the court vacancy.

The Incomplete Supreme Court and Some Significant Upcoming Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has been operating with a vacancy all year long. Unfortunately, that vacancy will continue to hinder the court for the rest of the year — and possibly even longer. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
Tech Trek campers examine a robot at a 2016 New Mexico Tech Trek camp sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

How a Lockheed Engineer Makes Time to Volunteer with Girls

With more dedicated volunteers like Lockheed Martin employee Alison Nordt, we can hope to see more girls than ever grow up to be aerospace engineers, astronauts, and tech company CEOs. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 21, 2016

Newly Released Data Shed Light on Sexual Harassment in U.S. Public Education

“The information provided in the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is vital to promoting Title IX compliance in local communities and finding out which schools don’t appear to be following the law.” Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 13, 2016