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A woman at the 2018 Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona, wear an American flag over her back and shoulders. Photo taken from behind the woman.

Analysis: What the 2018 Midterm Results Mean for Women

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The midterm elections ushered in changes at all levels of government, but the dominant story of this election is the power of women. Read more »

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Hand-painted T-shirts hang on a clothesline. One says, “When can I feel safe?”

AAUW Reacts to Reports of Proposed Title IX Rules

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The U.S. Department of Education may soon propose new rules rolling back Title IX protections for victims of sexual harassment and assault in schools. Read more »

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Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

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Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

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AAUW Delegation at the Women's March on Washington

5 Ways You Can Take Action for Gender Equity

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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 »

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Protect and Strengthen Title IX

U.S. Department of Education Moves to Roll Back Title IX Protections for Sexual Misconduct

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Federal education officials have taken steps that could make it more difficult for students to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence — and easier for schools to ignore them when they do. Read more »

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Broken Ladders: Barriers to Women’s Representation in Nonprofit Leadership

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Women are underrepresented in leadership positions across all sectors of the economy and American society. We take a closer look at the broken ladders to advancement that women face even in sectors where they make up the majority of workers: at nonprofit organizations, in postsecondary education, and at philanthropic foundations. Read more »

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