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5 Things I Learned from Losing an Election

Last year, I ran for student government president at Purdue University. I lost the election. However, I learned that there are other (more important) ways to define success. Read more »

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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   |   4 Comments   |   August 20, 2015
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11 Projects That Will Inspire You to Fight Gender Stereotypes

Read what 11 teams of young people did to fight sexism and racism on campus. I dare you to walk away uninspired! Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 07, 2015
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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
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AAUW Acts for Women

We’re so honored that we’ve been chosen to benefit from the iact4womenSM program, and we hope to inspire you to raise awareness about the issues that affect you and the people you love.

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Article   |   Community   |   May 14, 2015
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How Anthropology Can Transform Global Health Efforts

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history claims thousands of lives and developing countries continue to fight tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS crises, many of us wonder: Are we approaching […] Read more »

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Working Women and the Child Care Tax Credit: Why It Matters

AAUW advocated for the child care tax credit all through the 1940s and into the 50s, when we finally began to see some change. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 13, 2015
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Pledge to Let the Girls in Your Life Tinker

Parents, teachers, relatives, and advocates for girls: You can make a difference. Will you take the pledge with AAUW to let the girls in your life tinker? Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 26, 2015
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Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women’s achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
Girls in the ECO Girls program visit a local farmers market.

What Learning about the Earth Can Do for a Girl

This AAUW grantee founded an organization to build girls’ confidence and consciousness by helping them interact with the ecological community around them. Read more »