AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to empower women and girls. AAUW uses lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women. Below we highlight our positions and advocacy on major issues.
Pay equity. Paid family leave. Title IX. Lowering student debt. Stopping sexual harassment. Get involved. By changing policies we can improve gender equity.AAUW Public Policy Priorities
Where We Stand
Where We Stand: Economic Security
AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Where We Stand: Education & Title IX
AAUW supports a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity, including vigorous enforcement of Title IX.
AAUW remains committed to ensuring strong academic principles and bias-free public education that closes the achievement gap for all children — objectives at the heart of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Where We Stand: Civil Rights
AAUW advocates for equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society.
AAUW is committed to open and fair elections, nonpartisan voter education efforts that will promote equitable political participation and representation in appointed and elected office, and the expansion of voting rights.
Join us in pushing for federal policies to advance gender equity. We support strong laws to close the wage gap, provide paid sick time and parental leave, protect pregnant workers, curtail sexual harassment and more.
In Your State
Around the country, AAUW activists are helping to advance legislation to protect women and ensure economic security for them and their families.
There are lots of ways to get involved with AAUW’s work to advance gender equity. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls.
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