Human Rights Day 2012: Make Your Voice Count

During the March 1999 U.N. video conference A World Free of Violence against Women, Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, proclaimed: Violence against women is perhaps the most […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 10, 2012

Notre Dame: Another Reason to Reauthorize VAWA

On January 7, the University of Notre Dame football team will compete to win a U.S. national title. And playing on the team, to the cheers of millions of people, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 10, 2012

16 Days Campaign: Speak Up about Gender Violence

While devastating, high-profile acts of violence against women — like the reported murder of 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins by NFL player Jovan Belcher — continue to stun the world and receive […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 07, 2012

World AIDS Day and AAUW Fellows: When Research Meets Activism

December 1 marks the 25th annual World Aids Day. People around the world spend the day raising awareness about HIV and AIDS through education and activism. We also show our […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 30, 2012

AAUW Gives Thanks

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, AAUW would like to pause to give thanks for the many opportunities and advancements for women and girls in 2012. The full list is available […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 22, 2012

AAUW Executive Director Meets with President Obama, Advisers

The Obama administration invited leaders of national women’s groups to the White House Tuesday for a conversation on the budget and other issues facing the country. Just a week after […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 15, 2012

AAUW Compiles #DayOne To-Do List for President, Congress

AAUW hosted a Twitter campaign last week to gather recommendations for what President Obama and Congress should do on their first days of the new term. We asked: What do […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 12, 2012
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Available for Comment: AAUW Policy Expert to Discuss the Election

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, the top policy adviser at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will be available for comment this week on the election, including the impact of women voters, the gender gap in voter turnout, the millennial vote, and the AAUW Action Fund It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign to turn out young women voters. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 06, 2012

Meet Kate Cerulli: Advocate for Domestic Violence Victims

At age 18, Kate Cerulli knew she had found her passion. While working at a summer camp for inner-city youth, she got to know some kids whose families — and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 25, 2012

Sexual Assault at Amherst: Looking Beyond the “Share” Button

I opened up my Facebook newsfeed last Thursday morning and found that an article about my alma mater, Amherst College, had been shared overnight an astounding 57 times. Two hours […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 24, 2012