Although sexual harassment and sexual assault can happen to anyone, female students are disproportionately affected, impeding their safety, comfort and equal access to education. Know your rights on campus.
AAUW strongly supports providing an excellent education for all children, not private school vouchers for a few.
When it comes to 'innate' abilities, there's no evidence whatsoever to support the notion that boys are better at math and science. Yet these limiting stereotypes persist.
As soon as girls start school, they encounter attitudes and expectations about what they 'should' and 'shouldn't' do. This continues throughout their schooling, steering them toward certain career paths and…
Although the laws that prohibit gender discrimination in employment and education are decades old, women on colleges and university campuses often face discrimination. Knowing your rights is the first step…
AAUW advocates for equitable climates free from harassment and bullying, as well as freedom from violence and fear of violence in schools.
Since the the passage of Title IX in 1972, opportunities for both female and male students to participate in athletics have increased dramatically. But more needs to be done. Knowing…
Women tend to borrow more for their education — and struggle more to pay it off — in part because of the gender pay gap.
This groundbreaking law ushered in an era of enormous progress for girls and women. But more work is needed to achieve its full promise.
Harassment, assault and even violence stand in the way of girls' and women's access to an equal education. We need to do more to make it stop!