Yard stake showing a sexual assault statistic

Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Is Getting an Upgrade

Students go off to college each year only to be confronted with violence in their classrooms, dorm rooms, student unions, and at social events. College-age women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   October 11, 2013
A young girl dribbles a soccer ball while a young woman runs beside her as a group of girls in the background watch.

Play Sports, Be Strong, and Get Dirty: Advice from Coaching Corps

“Women playing sports, being strong, and getting dirty challenge powerful stereotypes that marginalize women and girls. For the young girl who wants to play hockey or dribble a soccer ball but has been told it’s not ladylike, seeing someone like Abby Wambach can be a life-changing experience. On a more personal level, female coaches can have a real impact on the direction of their young players’ lives.” Read more »

A woman and a girl stand together holding anti-bullying signs.

How Does Your School District Score on Bullying and Harassment?

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will ask schools to report how many students were bullied because of sexual orientation. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 15, 2013
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Title IX Victories for Pregnant and LGBT Students

June was a big month for Title IX, the federal law requiring equal opportunity in education for all students, from kindergarten through graduate school, regardless of sex. Not only did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 02, 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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“Blue Crush” and Movies for the Title IX Generation

  In the early aughts, “girl power” was an ever-present but seldom politicized pop-culture phenomenon. Because marketers were quick to realize how much money they could make from this budding […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 24, 2013

Celebrate Title IX with AAUW, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the Fabulous 70s

AAUW will push for greater Title IX enforcement by celebrating the most successful legacy of this groundbreaking civil rights law — women’s opportunities in athletics — with a skills clinic led by the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and a basketball shoot-out for members of Congress and staffers. Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-NY) office is collaborating on the effort. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 28, 2013
Pat Summitt

The NCAA and Its Women-Coaches Problem

As the championship game approaches and March Madness begins its exciting climax, there are things worth celebrating. Female athletes like Baylor University’s Brittney Griner are bringing more attention and a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 08, 2013

Pass the High School Sports Data Transparency Bills

Although great advances have been made in the last 40 years thanks to Title IX, the fight for women’s equality in athletics is far from over. The High School Athletics […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 06, 2013
Student in classroom

Fighting School Vouchers in Michigan

This week, so-called National School Choice Week, many pro-voucher groups are trying to argue that vouchers are good for our schools. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 31, 2013