Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school, Washington, D.C., 1942 (Library of Congress)

Washington, D.C. Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school. Public Domain. Library of Congress.

Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Blog   |   Education   |   May 17, 2018

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 and black girls have suffered greatly as a result. Read more »

Celebrate Yourself and Learn to Say No: Niken Carpenter’s Advice to Immigrant Women 16May

A young woman stands with a CEO wearing a business suit

When 2014–15 AAUW Career Development Grantee Niken Astari Carpenter first moved to the United States, she didn’t know many people — but when she met members of the AAUW Erie (PA) Branch, she found lifelong friends, mentors, and a connection to a community. Read more »

AAUW’s UN Youth Representative Brings Global Student Voices Together about Clean Water 03May

From left: AAUW UN Youth Representatives Jordan Davis and Veronica McKinny from Lehigh University at the conference
Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 03, 2018

At a time when teenagers are revolutionizing social media activism, organizing school walkouts, and mobilizing nationwide marches for their right to a safe education, one thing is universally clear: Youth voices are essential to solving the world’s problems. Read more »

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace 23April

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 23, 2018

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

How We as AAUW Can Fight Sexual Harassment 15March

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