Artist Saadia Yasmin (left) poses next to one of her paintings.

Help Women Stand Up for Themselves

When asked how young women today could help other women, Niemat Ahmadi, director of Global Partnerships at United to End Genocide and president and founder of the Darfur Women Action […] Read more »

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10 Ways to Mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year the campaign focuses on preventing child sexual abuse through talking about healthy sexuality. Given the allegations at places like Penn State; […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   April 01, 2013
Linda Hallman addressed the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

Military Sexual Assault Hearings Begin

  It’s been a busy few days for advocates fighting sexual assault and harassment in our nation’s military. Last week, a blistering New York Times editorial noted The Pentagon estimates […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 20, 2013
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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   |   5 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