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Meet PowerPlay NYC: Inspiring Futures for Girls of Color

AAUW is helping the next generation of superstars emerge through Title IX advocacy and Community Action Grants. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 09, 2016
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Women to Watch in the Rio Olympics

Though women outnumber men on Team USA, they represent only an estimated 45 percent of all competitors this year. With 32 fewer events for women in Rio (169 for men […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 10, 2016
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the 2016 AAUW Title IX Champion award ceremony.

AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 05, 2016
Four women stand in a U.S. Senate room around a podium.

Congress, Here’s How to Make STEM Fields Better for Everyone

“Increasing diversity in our STEM fields will make us smarter.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 01, 2016
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

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AAUW Statement in Support of Guidance to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »

Paige Robnett, senior program associate of AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, in a team photo with her college basketball team.

How Women and Girls Are Marching Toward Equity in Sports

In the U.S., girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys have and are offered only 43 percent of the opportunities to play sports in college. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 16, 2016
Nzingha Prescod, an African American who became the first American foil fencer to win a Grand Prix Title in 2013. Photo by Michael Dote, via @zingzang14 on Twitter.

Color Coded Sports: Debunking Stereotypes for Women Athletes of Color

At my predominantly white, parochial high school, there was a running joke among my peers: To determine the number of black students enrolled there, one simply needed to look at […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 25, 2016
Women members of Congress in pink softball outfits

4 Reasons Why Student Athletes Are Political Front-Runners

While Title IX prevents sexual discrimination in all areas of education, the law is best known for ensuring gender equity in women’s athletics. The critical law has empowered millions of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 21, 2016
President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address in front of a large crowd

Why President Obama’s Final State of the Union Matters for Women and Girls

The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2016