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AAUW Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

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It is crucial that Justice Kennedy’s successor be a fair-minded and independent jurist who understands that his or her decisions have a very real impact on the daily lives and decisions of women and their families. 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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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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