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AAUW Reacts to New Gender Wage Gap Figure

We are disappointed but not surprised to see that the gender wage gap narrowed only slightly in 2013, leaving a gap that still undermines women’s and families’ efforts to make ends meet. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 16, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014
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Advocacy Matters: Just Look at VAWA

Advocacy is powerful. And each time we push for change, we chip away at the barriers and misconceptions still standing in the way of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 11, 2014
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4 Education Fails for Congress

If it were up to me, I’d give the 113th Congress an F on four basic education goals. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 03, 2014
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5 Things You Can Do to Get Out the Midterm Vote

AAUW and the AAUW Action Fund are renewing our efforts in 2014 for the critical midterm elections — a time when young women are not as likely to vote as in presidential election years. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2014
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Raise the Minimum Wage, Shrink the Pay Gap

Imagine what it would feel like if you hadn’t gotten a raise in over five years. Well, that’s the reality for our country’s minimum wage workers. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   August 07, 2014
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For Women, Student Loan Debt Is an Even Bigger Crisis

Nearly 40 million people are saddled with student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion in loans. Though debt is a crisis for all students, the burden falls even harder on women because of the persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2014
AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean?

According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   July 03, 2014
Rep. Martha Griffiths stands in front of the Capitol.

The Untold Story behind the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not just prohibit discrimination based on race. Gender is also a crucial part of the bill, and there’s a fascinating story behind how it got there. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   June 30, 2014
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Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014