Young women in basketball uniforms stand next to an AAUW sign for Title IX

Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test?

Would your college or university pass AAUW’s 1914 accreditation test? Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 25, 2015
Dorothy Height

7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, here are seven amazing women of color who have helped fight for — and win — greater equality for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   3 Comments   |   August 20, 2015
Actress Kerry Washington and basketball player Kevin Love from the “It’s on Us” video

Sexual Assault: An Unspoken Barrier to Higher Ed

Fewer than 5 percent of college rape survivors report their attacks to law enforcement, and those who do rarely find justice. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 13, 2015
A woman smiling in front of the Supreme Court holding a marriage equality flag

A Term of Victories

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2015
A bill showing a drawing of an African American woman and 6.4 for the value

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   7 Comments   |   July 21, 2015
The 2014–15 Campus Action Project team from the University of Dubuque hosted a "Melting Gender Roles, Stirring Up Awareness" event on their campus.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Every year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women preparing to become the next generation of leaders. The adventure begins when applications open on August 3 for three of these AAUW programs: the National Student Advisory Council, Elect Her, and Campus Action Projects. Read more »

graphic showing the statistic that 1 in 5 women is a target of sexual assault while in college

She Wanted to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and Now Title IX Can Protect Her

Many educators and campus professionals don’t know that Title IX protects them from retaliation. This lawsuit could change that. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   July 01, 2015
Brazilian soccer superstar Marta Vieira kicks a soccer ball on a field

The Unequal Fortunes of Professional Women Soccer Players

Even the highest-paid women on the U.S. national team are paid millions — yes, millions — less than some of their male counterparts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 23, 2015
A poster of an Asian American student that says, “I am constantly evolving.”

This Is What Happens When Women of Color Redefine the Racism and Sexism They Face

Terrorist. Bad driver. Pretty for a dark-skinned girl. Asian fetish. Blackish. Ratchet. China doll. Illegal. With advocacy projects, these college women called out the racist and sexist labels students face on a daily basis. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   June 16, 2015
Ida Henrietta Hyde in lab 1

These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   June 12, 2015