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Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
2020-21 AAUW American Fellow Krishni Metivier
2020-21 AAUW American Fellow Krishni Metivier
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AAUW Reacts

Major Setback for Paycheck Fairness

After inching so close to finally seeing the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, we are deeply dismayed that this important piece of legislation failed on a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate today. We vow to keep up the fight for equity.

Photo by Kimberly Farmer for Unsplash
Photo by Kimberly Farmer for Unsplash

6 Essential Books for Summer

Whether you’re on the beach or in your bedroom, check out these fascinating volumes from AAUW Fellows and Grantees.

Recommended Reads
AAUW Research

Deeper in Debt

Student loans are making it nearly impossible for many women to meet basic living expenses after graduating from college: On average, women are paying $307 in student debt every month, and the problems that surfaced during the pandemic will likely make things even worse. That’s why we need to tackle the student debt crisis now!


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Galvanizing Girls

Introducing STEMEd for Girls

Ensuring that girls are exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is fundamental to AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity. Join AAUW and the Arconic Foundation to ignite a promising future for girls through our new six-week virtual summer program. STEMEd for Girls is designed to attract girls in grades 9-12 to STEM and help parents and guardians to nurture their potential.

June Is Pride Month

LGBTQ Rights Are Human Rights

No one should be denied the full range of civil rights and civil liberties due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Until LGBTQ people have access to the same rights and freedoms as their heterosexual and cis-gender counterparts, America’s promise of equal justice under the law will remain unfulfilled.

Our Priority Issues

Take Action

Members of AAUW’s Action Network receive urgent email notices and text messages when their advocacy is needed most. With our online Two-Minute Activist tool, it takes just minutes and an internet connection to make your voice heard on issues impacting women and girls!