16 Days Campaign: Let’s End Violence against Women!

When the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign began on November 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — one of the first […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2012

Four Ways to Celebrate the International Day of the Girl

“If we unleash the potential of the world’s girls and young women, we will unleash a powerful force that will bring lasting change to all corners of the globe.” —     […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 11, 2012

Meet Helen Gebresillassie: Legal Advocate and Adviser

In the nine months that I’ve spent working with AAUW fellows, the one thing that stands out in my mind is the passion each woman has for her field of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 23, 2012

Rural Women and Girls Take the Spotlight at the U.N.

This week, at the 56th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the challenges, hopes, strengths, and resilience of the world’s rural women are taking center stage. This year’s priority […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2012

Human Rights Are Women’s Rights

“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 09, 2011

Bust a Myth for International Women’s Day

I enjoy the show MythBusters on the Discovery Channel and watch it with my children. It’s interesting to see how many of the legends that we assume to be true […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2011

Sister, Can You Spare $100 Million for Women and Girls?

The Washington Post estimates that Arianna Huffington’s “rough cut” of the new AOL and Huffington Post merger is worth $100 million. What do you do with that kind of money? […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   February 10, 2011

On the Threshold of Opportunity

This is the fourth of several blogs from AAUW Chief of Strategic Advancement Jill Birdwhistell written during her recent trip to Paris on behalf of AAUW to attend a UNESCO conference. Yesterday I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 11, 2010

Haitian Women Are U.N. Women

This month welcomed the creation of a new United Nations agency for women, U.N. Women, dedicated to promoting women’s rights and involvement in development, peacemaking, politics, and economic activity. This […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 12, 2010

Still Moving Forward: Millennium Development Goals

General Assembly hearings were held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on June 14 and 15 to provide formal input, by NGOs, civil society, and the private sector, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 25, 2010