Visitors to the AAUW National Voter Registration Day event at the Newseum in Washington, DC leave notes about why they are voting.

Women Helping Women Vote

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the 2016 election, we can all celebrate one thing: Americans exercised their right to vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 02, 2016
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Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

It’s been a long 2016, but as you get ready for the year ahead, make a plan of action. Beat the winter blues by sharing these fun reminders to take action and empower women nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 28, 2016
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The Election’s Over, and AAUW Needs Your Support More Than Ever

The 2016 election may be over, but AAUW’s work is ongoing. While the new administration and 115th Congress have the potential to raise serious challenges to AAUW priority issues, there may also be some strategic opportunities to advance our mission. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   November 23, 2016
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Enter AAUW’s Feminist Halloween Contest

Not even on Halloween, a day that’s largely about escapism, can we fully break free from stereotypes and bias, from the pressure to dress “sexy,” from the onslaught of culturally appropriative or insensitive costumes. That’s why this year, we’re cheering on empowering costumes. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 26, 2016
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap research report cover Fall 2016

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016)

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 »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   September 15, 2016
Benita Robinson, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member 2002–2003

Catching Up with AAUW National Student Advisory Council Alumnae

Since 2002, exceptional college students have served on AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC), helping to shape students into leaders and giving alumnae the confidence to change the world. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   August 31, 2016
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Women to Watch in the Rio Olympics

Though women outnumber men on Team USA, they represent only an estimated 45 percent of all competitors this year. With 32 fewer events for women in Rio (169 for men […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 10, 2016
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Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement

The struggle for reproductive freedom can sometimes look different for women of color. Kimala Price, a 2009–10 AAUW American Fellow and an associate professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University, has been active in the movement for two decades. As a scholar and activist, Price has studied how the varying histories and lived realities of different groups of women affect their struggles for reproductive freedom. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 08, 2016
Maha Saleem, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

AAUW Staff on Denim Day

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