Linda Hallman addressed the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

Military Sexual Assault Hearings Begin

  It’s been a busy few days for advocates fighting sexual assault and harassment in our nation’s military. Last week, a blistering New York Times editorial noted The Pentagon estimates […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 20, 2013
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Steubenville, Victim-Blaming, and Solutions to Rape

Over the weekend, two teenage boys who were popular football players from Steubenville, Ohio, were found guilty of raping a teenage girl last summer at a party. In a culture […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2013
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End of Combat Ban Will Give Women Recognition They Deserve

As a proud nine-year veteran of the U.S. Army, I am glad to celebrate the end of the ban on women in combat as part of AAUW’s Women’s History Month […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 06, 2013
AAUW supporters rally for the Campus SaVE Act

Prioritizing Campus Safety

This post is part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Follow #HERvotes and @AAUW on Twitter for the latest on reauthorizing VAWA and take action with AAUW. There is a crisis […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 25, 2013
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Fighting Sexual Assault in the Military

UPDATE, APRIL 18: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) has reintroduced the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act (STOP Act) to address structural changes needed in the military to help end […] Read more »

In Air Force Report, Where Were the Survivors?

If you’re trying to prevent a crime, shouldn’t you talk to survivors to find out their viewpoint? Not in the Air Force. Yesterday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 24, 2013

Happy Inauguration Day … and a To-Do List for the Obama Administration

Women were the key to President Obama’s re-election. Now it’s time for women voters to hold the president accountable. AAUW has created a short to-do list to help the administration […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   January 19, 2013

Weak Progress on Ending Military Sexual Assault

“When we can’t protect those who protect our rights, something is wrong,” said Martin R. Castro, chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as he opened a hearing on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   January 15, 2013

Steubenville: A Wake-up Call for Schools

Warning: The content of this post might trigger unpleasant memories for anyone who has experienced sexual assault. Last summer in Steubenville, Ohio, two 16-year-old high school football players allegedly raped […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 08, 2013

If a Woman Is Riding a Bus, Don’t Rape Her

Less than a week after the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign — which included hundreds of events demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world — ended, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 07, 2013