The one consistency that was found in the 1960s analysis of women's prison programs in Pennsylvania was the nonexistence of organized educational or vocational skills programs.

Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014
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Creating the World of the Future: Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award at 25

Twenty-five years ago, AAUW presented the first Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award at the 1989 AAUW National Convention in Washington, D.C. This eventful convention gave members the opportunity to learn more […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   September 17, 2014
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AAUW Reacts to New Gender Wage Gap Figure

We are disappointed but not surprised to see that the gender wage gap narrowed only slightly in 2013, leaving a gap that still undermines women’s and families’ efforts to make ends meet. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 16, 2014
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Advocacy Matters: Just Look at VAWA

Advocacy is powerful. And each time we push for change, we chip away at the barriers and misconceptions still standing in the way of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 11, 2014
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How to Write Grant Proposals: 8 Tips from an Expert

We got the inside scoop on how to write effective grant proposals from a pro, AAUW alumna Sukey Blanc. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 10, 2014
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“Marching for My Convictions”: A Judge Remembers Civil Rights-Era Alabama

In her AAUW fellowship application, McPherson wrote, “I have been privileged to grow up in a period of our country’s history that has produced some of the most significant social innovations. And, as a bonus, I witnessed it firsthand from my home in Montgomery, Alabama.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 03, 2014
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Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 20, 2014
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No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day

Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 19, 2014
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Why Stereotypes Are Bad and What You Can Do about Them

We all know stereotypes are bad, but biases can be more ingrained — and dangerous — than we realize. So what do we do to combat our biased brains? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 13, 2014
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7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Year

Three national corporations and four musicians released videos that tackle gender stereotypes and bias. And just like that, this summer’s hottest trend became women’s empowerment! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   August 08, 2014