Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014
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Advocacy Matters: Just Look at VAWA

Advocacy is powerful. And each time we push for change, we chip away at the barriers and misconceptions still standing in the way of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 11, 2014
AAUW Career Development Grantee Nnenna Agba

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is the Key That Opens Doors to Progress

Raised in Nigeria, AAUW grantee Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on the widely watched television show America’s Next Top Model. She holds degrees in chemistry and urban affairs, and she is the face of an NGO that provides Nigerian girls with scholarships. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2014
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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
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7 Ways Students Are Taking On Campus Sexual Assault

Across the country, college students are taking a stand against sexual assault. Here are some of their stories. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   May 22, 2014
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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
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5 Ways Faculty and Staff Can Fight Sexual Violence on Campus

College faculty and staff play an important role in preventing, addressing, and ending sexual violence on campus. Read our five tips for how you can take action on campus today. Read more »

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10 Ways to Fight against Sexual Assault on Campus

The chance of a woman being sexual assaulted during college is about the same as her chance of catching the flu during an average year — except she can’t just take Nyquil and rest in bed for a few days. Here are some ways you can take action. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   4 Comments   |   April 09, 2014
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The Fight against Campus Sexual Assault Gets Boost from Its Recent Spotlight and Advocacy Efforts

In the last year colleges and universities have worked to better prevent and respond to campus sexual assault, and the momentum continues to build amid White House attention, implementation of a new law, and ongoing high-profile rape and sexual assault cases. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   March 11, 2014
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Living the Dream as a UN Peacekeeper

AAUW International Fellow Sevara Khamzaeva came from Uzbekistan to study in the United States and has gone on to work on many international projects, the latest of which is her dream job as a U.N. peacekeeper in Darfur. Read more »