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
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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
Eleanor holds a large Spanish draft of the Declaration of Human Rights.

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

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
Sukey Blanc assists 21st Century Community Learning Center staff with data collection.

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   |   2 Comments   |   September 10, 2014
Vanzetta Penn McPherson

“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