Jean Hunleth stands in a field of grass in Africa.

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 »

Three children eat cookies with talk glasses of milk as a woman in white watches over them.

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
Girl in overalls learns how to check the oil in family car with her dad.

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 »

AAUW President Marjorie Bell Chambers and Sarah Weddington read the AAUW research report, But We Will Persist, 1979. Weddington spoke at the 1979 AAUW convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Roe’s Legacy Is More than Reproductive Rights

The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers the 2015 State of the Union address.

Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015
A Tunisian woman photographed just before the 2011 election walks by a wall with graffiti against secularism.

Life after the Revolution: Tunisian Women’s Economic Empowerment

Tunisia has long led the Arab world in gender equality, with laws on polygamy, marriage age, property ownership, and child custody. Still, the country’s relatively progressive laws have not translated into women’s economic empowerment. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2015
An excited girl holds a present

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2014 Edition

For the third year in a row, we’re looking beyond the “pink aisle” to find gifts that will stay with girls all year. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 10, 2014
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