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Put the “Act” in Activism

Want to start a movement? It’s not as hard has you may think. Armed with chairs, six layers of clothing, and a simple sign, some brave Congo activists and I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 22, 2010

Where Have the Women Coaches Gone?

1972: Title IX outlaws gender discrimination in school sports and any other federally funded education program. 2010: The number of women participating in sports at both the high school and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 20, 2010

Meet Margaret Kunje: Saving Malawi’s Forests

Since our founding in 1881, AAUW has strived to support women who raise awareness of pressing social issues through their work. With the increased importance of environmentalism and resource conservation […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   December 09, 2010

Reflections on Time Well Spent

A lot of exciting things occur at AAUW’s national office. What makes coming to work most enjoyable, however, is the friendly and easy camaraderie with which all the staff interact […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   December 06, 2010

Untold Injustice in India

Last year, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, held its first gay pride festival, a seemingly significant move for equality. But last August, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community was reminded […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 01, 2010

Final Word on the Midterms: Sexism Still Prevalent

Midterm elections month draws to a close today, but the way women politicians and candidates are belittled and objectified remains an unresolved problem. Leading up to the elections, women across […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 30, 2010

Willow Palin: A Lesson on Cyberbullying

If there’s one thing Sarah Palin is an expert on, it’s damage control — even if that damage has been caused by one of her own kids. Palin was faced […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   November 29, 2010

Forbes’ Sexist Powerful Women List

What makes a person powerful? According to Forbes, that depends on gender. Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list came out last month, and the contrast with the World’s Most […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   November 29, 2010

Dreaming of a Woman President, 138 Years Later

If you think it’s hard for a woman to run for president today, consider how hard it must have been in 1872. That was when Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be officially nominated for president of the United States. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 17, 2010

It Starts with One

“Be the change you want to see in the world” is by far my favorite quote of all time. Mahatma Gandhi was a wise, peaceful leader and an inspiration to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 15, 2010