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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
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Male Colleague’s Pay Given “Family” Boost over a Mother’s Pay

Eileen deHaro found out she was paid less than a male colleague — whom she had trained for the job — because he had a family. Yet so did she. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2014
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Protecting Women’s Rights at Work Is Harder than We Hoped

Thanks to a 2013 Supreme Court decision, your “boss” is defined only as the person with the power to fire you — which becomes a problem if you are being sexually harassed by another supervisor at work. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 11, 2014
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Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2014
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How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap?

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   21 Comments   |   April 03, 2014
Five women who told their pay gap stories for the fight for fair pay series.

7 Women Shortchanged: Personal Stories of the Gender Pay Gap

The damage done by the thousands of dollars I lost to the gender pay gap sticks with me today, despite leaving that employer long ago. My retirement fund isn’t as […] Read more »

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Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   March 24, 2014
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Global Women Wonder: Why Are We Still Asking for a Seat at the Table?

There’s a definite sense of urgency in the air at this year’s 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. What has been accomplished? What hasn’t? What are we going to do about it? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2014
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (2014)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy stand on either side of a poster explaining their Title IX project.

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Discrimination — Just Ask These 16-Year-Olds

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy were in eighth grade when they first encountered sex discrimination at school: The boys’ swim team at their friend’s school had newer facilities and equipment than the girls had. Priya and Kavya decided to start a program that would help their peers understand and use their Title IX rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 06, 2014