Explore the Issues

Together, we can reach gender equality in education, economic security, and leadership. Learn more about our priority issues and how we work to achieve our mission: Equity for all.

Our Priorities

Our Policy

Where We Stand

AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to empower women and girls. We use lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women. Learn more about our positions and advocacy work on major issues.

Our Research

AAUW Original Reports

AAUW conducts groundbreaking research on issues related to gender equity in education and the workplace. Our work influences the national discussion on topics like the gender pay gap, sexual harassment, and the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields.

Our Programs

Empowering Women

AAUW has been empowering women and girls by providing tools and resources since our founding in 1881. Today, we support women’s education by awarding millions of dollars in fellowship and grants, we support their economic security by providing salary negotiation training, and we foster their leadership from the start at our annual student leadership conference.

Take Action

There are lots of ways to get involved with AAUW’s work to advance gender equity. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls.

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