If a Woman Is Riding a Bus, Don’t Rape Her

Less than a week after the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign — which included hundreds of events demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world — ended, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 07, 2013

Saying Goodbye to the 112th Congress and Hello to the 113th

The 112th Congress officially adjourned Wednesday, ending what’s been described as the least productive Congress ever. For some context, just 219 bills passed by the 112th Congress have been signed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 04, 2013

AAUW’s Advocacy Resolutions for 2013

’Tis the season of snow, champagne, and New Year’s resolutions! AAUW will formally submit a list of 2013 policy recommendations to Congress and the president, but we wanted to give […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 03, 2013

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

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   |   Advocacy   |   November 27, 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