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Gift Guide for Girls: The 2013 Edition

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to find that elusive perfect gift for the girl(s) in your life. When so many gifts marketed to girls are highly gendered, promoting stereotyped and objectified images of girls, holiday shopping can be a frustrating experience. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’ve created a list of gifts that defy stereotypes! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   13 Comments   |   November 05, 2013
Woman holding “OPEN ALL of the government” sign

Workplace Justice Not “Essential” Enough

The government agencies we need to help us do LAF’s work aren’t among the very few “essential” services still running during the government shutdown. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 14, 2013
Women members of AAUW of New Jersey stand together

Grassroots Efforts Fight Human Trafficking Close to Home

AAUW members nationwide are leading efforts to fight human trafficking by starting petitions for legislative action, raising awareness, and working to prevent sex trafficking during the 2014 Super Bowl. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 08, 2013
AAUW staff at Planned Parenthood

HER-story of Shutdown and Women’s Health

There are many things that went into current shutdown, but it’s clear to me that women’s health is a big part of it. What we’re seeing now is just one more attempt to make women’s health a political negotiating chip, and we’re not having it. Tell Congress to do its job. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 04, 2013
A photo of Chastity, a young woman featured in the film

“The Graduates/Los Graduados” Explores the High School Dropout Problem

American Graduate Day was established to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. AAUW has once again teamed up with Independent Lens and Women and Girls Lead to promote the film “The Graduates/Los Graduados” and to raise awareness of the high dropout rate among Latino high school students. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
A black-and-white photo of women marching down the street with suffrage posters

3 (or 4) Ways to Be a Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day

On Monday, August 26, we’ll celebrate another Women’s Equality Day, the day that marks the anniversary of when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Unfortunately, celebrating our right to vote isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   August 20, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013
Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message

Budget 101: Hunger: How Sequestration Hurts Women and Children

We cannot and must not ignore the millions of women and children who will be without meals because of the damaging effects of sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   July 29, 2013
NASA’s eight new trainee astronauts, half of whom are women

3 Things That Paved the Way for Women Astronauts

On Monday, June 17, NASA announced its new team of eight trainee astronauts, including four women. That means 50 percent are women — the highest percentage ever picked by NASA […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   June 24, 2013
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What Does It Mean to Lose 6 Percent of Your Paycheck?

One year after college graduation, women are already paid less than the men with whom they graduated. Some of this difference is explained by factors known to affect earnings, such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   May 20, 2013