Anita Hill, J.D., testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on October 14, 1991. Getty Images.

Anita Hill, J.D., testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on October 14, 1991. Getty Images.

How We as AAUW Can Fight Sexual Harassment

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 15, 2018

The year 2017 saw a dizzying number of powerful men in Hollywood, journalism, politics, medicine, and more accused of sexual misconduct. In the wake of the ongoing cultural reckoning with sexual harassment, where can AAUW exert an impact? Read more »

Student Debt Showdown: AAUW’s 2018 March Madness Bracket 15March

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2018

March Madness, the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament, kicks off this week, and while we’re excited to see who comes out on top in the games, we also want to see how these schools stack up for women students! Read more »

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70: Why We Should All #StandUp4HumanRights 22February

Stand Up For Human Rights UN event
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 22, 2018

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations, and today the global rights of women and girls are being proclaimed in marches, social media campaigns, and legislatures. Read more »

Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.: Chronicling Black Women on the Front Lines of Protest 16February

Book cover for Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, AAUW 2016–17 American Postdoctoral Fellow Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.
Blog   |   Education   |   February 16, 2018

In a watershed year when more women publicly rebelled against inequality, unified, agitated, showed up, organized, and raised their collective voices, women’s movements globally have moved to the forefront and are making history almost on a daily basis. Read more »

11 Projects That Will Empower College Women from D.C. to Brazil 05February

2017-18 Campus Action Grant Recipient: Iowa State University
Blog   |   Campus   |   February 05, 2018

From the #metoo movement to Hollywood women launching Time’s Up and AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grant recipients, women are not slowing down in the face of inequality. Read more »

5 Ways You Can Take Action for Gender Equity 19January

AAUW Delegation at the Women's March on Washington

It has been a watershed year for women and gender equity. Through programming, research, and advocacy, we pushed for equal educational opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and workplaces free of discrimination. Read more »

Reproductive Freedom Is Tied to Women’s Economic Security 18January

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 18, 2018

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Read more »

7 Feminist Resolutions for 2018 29December

Attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders connected with powerful speakers. AAUW National Student Advisory members Aku Acquaye and Dania Baraka stand with poet Crystal Valentine.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 29, 2017

If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that our activism is needed now more than ever. Read more »

Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix 14December

Feminist holiday songs shareable: Deck the halls with equal paychecks fa la la la la la la la la!

It’s been a busy year. With your support in 2017 we helped pass equal pay legislation in many states, expanded our salary negotiation workshops, pushed against attempts to weaken Title IX, and tirelessly fought for legislative action to ensure equity for women and girls. Read more »

Strategic Plan: Focus, Relevance, Impact 05December

Infographic concerning AAUW'S strategic planning process asking where are we now? where do we want to be? how will we get there?
Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   December 05, 2017

The strategic planning process will enable us not only to focus on what equity means, but on how we can be successful in attaining it — on how we can be successful in breaking down barriers. Read more »