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Steubenville, Victim-Blaming, and Solutions to Rape

Over the weekend, two teenage boys who were popular football players from Steubenville, Ohio, were found guilty of raping a teenage girl last summer at a party. In a culture […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2013
President Obama signs VAWA reauthorization into law.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Is Law!

AAUW was fortunate enough to be invited to attend an incredible celebration Thursday — the signing ceremony for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). Advocates and leaders gathered in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 08, 2013
Crossing the Line Panel

Students Speak against Sexual Harassment on AAUW’s U.N. Panel

  Midway through this first week of the 57th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the priority theme of elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women […] Read more »

Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Biden Takes On Teen Dating Violence

On February 28, the day the House passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), I got to celebrate with the original author of VAWA — Vice President Joe Biden. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 07, 2013
United Nations 57th Commission on the Status of Women

AAUW at the U.N.: End Violence against Women and Girls

The world can no longer afford the costs of violence against women and girls — the social and economic costs and the costs in deep human pain and suffering.” —     […] Read more »

The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

You Didn’t Give Up on the Violence Against Women Act!

Can you believe it?! Only six weeks ago I wrote on AAUW’s blog, “Don’t Give Up on Reauthorizing VAWA.” And you didn’t! This morning, the House of Representatives passed the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 28, 2013
AAUW supporters rally for the Campus SaVE Act

Prioritizing Campus Safety

This post is part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Follow #HERvotes and @AAUW on Twitter for the latest on reauthorizing VAWA and take action with AAUW. There is a crisis […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 25, 2013
from left: Susan Berlin, Nancy Pelosi, Eileen Recchia, and Lois Frankel

Nancy Pelosi Commends AAUW, Calls for Paycheck Fairness

“AAUW has been making progress since day one,” pronounced House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) this week to a room filled with AAUW members and other women from the Florida […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 22, 2013
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Fighting Sexual Assault in the Military

What happens when you’re a soldier and the barracks — not the battlefield — is your war zone? Sexual assault in the U.S. military is a significant problem, one that […] Read more »

Why Is Stalking Romantic in Our Favorite Movies?

An eighth-grader barrages his babysitter with romantic overtures in person and via text even after she tells him it makes her uncomfortable. A high school boy follows a classmate’s every […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   February 07, 2013