U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Women’s Access to Abortion

AAUW applauds today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional right of all women to make decisions about their health, family, and future without needless barriers. The high […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 27, 2016
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Affirmative Action in Texas Case

Affirmative action is a critical tool for schools to meet compelling institutional needs for diversity and ensure equal opportunity in higher education. AAUW applauds the June 23 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 23, 2016
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AAUW Reacts to Updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for Federal Contractors

AAUW welcomes the Obama administration’s final rule that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on sex. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 16, 2016
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AAUW Welcomes Department of Education Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education

Recent U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance clarifies existing legal obligations for recipients of federal education funding to ensure that all students, regardless of their sex or gender, have equal access to the full range of career and technical education (CTE) programs offered. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 16, 2016
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Congress, Here’s How to Make STEM Fields Better for Everyone

“Increasing diversity in our STEM fields will make us smarter.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 01, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v. Burwell

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to answer important legal questions in Zubik v. Burwell, a critical case dealing with women’s access to birth control. AAUW […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 27, 2016
Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elaine Harmon holding her Congressional Gold Medal in 2010

AAUW Member Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors at Arlington National Cemetery

An AAUW member led the fight to fulfill her mother-in-law’s final wish to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 24, 2016
AAUW Staff on Denim Day

What I Found When I Looked Beyond the Statistics on Sexual Assault

Sexual assault on college campuses has been a hot topic in the media lately. From Vice President Joe Biden’s advocacy for the It’s On Us campaign to compelling documentaries such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 02, 2016

The Keeper of D.C.’s Forgotten River

Decades of abuse have left the Anacostia River toxic with sewage and urban runoff. But one AAUW alumna and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2016
Group of women at a tabling event for YWTF.

Why We Need Intersectionality Week

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016