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
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Title IX’s Unintended Revolution for Women’s Athletics

One of the biggest unintended consequences of Title IX is that women athletes can now expect that they will have access to sports. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 01, 2015
Young women in basketball uniforms stand next to an AAUW sign for Title IX

Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test?

Would your college or university pass AAUW’s 1914 accreditation test? Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 25, 2015
Actress Kerry Washington and basketball player Kevin Love from the “It’s on Us” video

Sexual Assault: An Unspoken Barrier to Higher Ed

Fewer than 5 percent of college rape survivors report their attacks to law enforcement, and those who do rarely find justice. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 13, 2015
graphic showing the statistic that 1 in 5 women is a target of sexual assault while in college

She Wanted to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and Now Title IX Can Protect Her

Many educators and campus professionals don’t know that Title IX protects them from retaliation. This lawsuit could change that. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   July 01, 2015
A headshot of Sarah Stitzlein

4 Ways Young Women Can Take Action on Education Equity

Whether you are teaching a young girl the importance of speaking up or reaching out to Title IX coordinators on your campus, know that there are ways to overcome sex discrimination for all women in schools. Read more »

Brazilian soccer superstar Marta Vieira kicks a soccer ball on a field

The Unequal Fortunes of Professional Women Soccer Players

Even the highest-paid women on the U.S. national team are paid millions — yes, millions — less than some of their male counterparts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   June 23, 2015
A girl in a classroom raises her hand.

Title IX Coordinators Have Historic New Resources from Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released sorely needed tools to help schools make sure they are complying with Title IX regulations. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   April 24, 2015