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AAUW to Participate in Department of Education Meeting on Title IX

AAWU will continue to demand that Title IX be strengthened and full enforced. Read more »

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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
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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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How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Ever wondered how to respond to the sexism you see in your daily life, in person and online? Here’s how to take a stand. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   September 02, 2016
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Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 12, 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
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Two-Thirds of Public Schools Reported Zero Incidents of Sexual Harassment in 2013–14

AAUW has reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s recently released Civil Rights Data Collection for 2013–14 to find out how often sexual harassment and gender-based bullying are reported in U.S. public schools. AAUW found that more than two-thirds reported zero allegations of sexual harassment or bullying during the 2013–14 school year. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 12, 2016

AAUW Statement in Support of Guidance to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »

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What I Found When I Looked Beyond the Statistics on Sexual Assault

Sexual assault on college campuses has been a hot topic in the media lately. From Vice President Joe Biden’s advocacy for the It’s On Us campaign to compelling documentaries such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 02, 2016