AAUW’s work extends globally via membership in coalitions to support human rights treaties, partnerships with international organizations such as the United Nations, and the promotion of major events such as International Women’s Day.
Through our special consultative status with the United Nations, AAUW has a rare honor of making sure that U.N. policies include women and girls. We promote respect for humans rights and U.N. work in the United States through a series of coalitions and working groups.
As a Strategic Partner of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), AAUW has been called upon to provide a gender lens for key issues facing women and girls around the world. That means we participate in CGI’s flagship meetings and advise students working on CGI University commitments.
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the movement brings together video, websites, games, blogs, and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women’s issues, but to also provide concrete steps toward fighting these problems and empowering women. Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution.
Their network comprises 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and leaders in business, religious groups, academia, and communities from all 50 states. All these groups work together to support a smart, powerful approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.