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Women holding protest signs on Capitol Hill, including "Women's voices for women's choices" and "Be bold for change."

Washington Watch

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Take a look back at AAUW’s 2018 policy achievements as we anticipate our advocacy needs for the new year. 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 Career Development Grantee and fire caption, Carolyn Moore, stands in her gear. Moore is the only African-American woman commissioned officer serving in the the St. Louis Fire Department.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants: Advancing Inclusion and Equity

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AAUW fellows and grantees are leading by example in their respective fields–including advancing key areas of AAUW’s strategic plan focusing on the intersection of racism and sexism, exerting female leadership in traditionally male roles, and researching the pay gap. Below are examples of three recipients’ ongoing work. Read more »

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boardroom of mostly men

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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