two young women playing in a soccer game

What the Fight for Grass at the Women’s World Cup Says to Girls

If grass is the field of choice for the men’s cup, then why will the Women’s World Cup in 2015 be played in stadiums that have turf? Could the answer be as simple as sexism? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 29, 2014
Photo by Vanessa on Flickr, Creative Commons.

These Two Laws Protect You from Sexual Assault on Campus. Know Them.

This year, schools face new requirements, and new resources are available for enforcing the laws that can help end campus sexual assault. But many students don’t know what the laws say and how they protect victims’ rights on campus — not just to safety but to accommodations after an assault. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   June 20, 2014
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014
Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch!

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014
A group of women stand together with the U.S. Department of Education seal behind them.

5 Takeaways from the White House Report on Campus Sexual Assault

A special White House task force just released its report and recommendations focused on ending sexual assault on campus. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   April 29, 2014
Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy stand on either side of a poster explaining their Title IX project.

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Discrimination — Just Ask These 16-Year-Olds

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy were in eighth grade when they first encountered sex discrimination at school: The boys’ swim team at their friend’s school had newer facilities and equipment than the girls had. Priya and Kavya decided to start a program that would help their peers understand and use their Title IX rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 06, 2014
Red flags planted in the grass.

Live Blog Covers New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

  Update April 2, 2014: Jump down to the bottom to see the final update. Stakeholders have come to an agreement on a final draft rule to implement the Campus […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   10 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
A woman serves a tennis ball on an outdoor court.

Title IX at Ball State: A Tennis Coach Fights Back

For 21 years, Kathy Bull served as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana. But midseason in 2009, the university abruptly fired Bull, who promptly filed suit under Title IX. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 16, 2013
Mary Barra stands at a podium

How a Woman Became the CEO of General Motors in 3 (Not-So-Easy) Steps

This week, General Motors named Mary Barra as its first female CEO. Only 13 percent of engineers today are women — so how exactly did Barra get to the top job? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 12, 2013
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6 Ways to Change the World During the Giving Season

People around the world are taking action on the Tuesday after turkey day, also known as Giving Tuesday, to give back to their communities and build a better world. And we know that the best way to do that is to empower women — something we’ve been doing since 1881. Read more »