Protect and Strengthen Title IX

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

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 »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   November 16, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Attack on Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education is working to systematically dismantle Title IX protections. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   November 15, 2018

AAUW Statement on the 2018 Midterm Elections

Women were a pivotal force in the 2018 midterm elections. AAUW encourages elected officials locally, regionally, and nationally to work together to advance gender equity. Read more »

Article   |   November 07, 2018
Close-up of red stop sign on a yellow school bus

Schools Are Still Underreporting Sexual Harassment and Assault

Students should be able to go to school free from experiencing sexual harassment or violence. Read more »

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap research report cover (fall 2018)

Gender Pay Gap Shortchanges Women $500 Billion Annually; Biggest Gaps among Financial Managers, Physicians and Surgeons

AAUW’s updated report, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, found that working women lose out on $500 billion a year because of a persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 23, 2018

AAUW Reacts to Kavanaugh Confirmation

AAUW denounces the Senate’s vote today to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court. The integrity of the Court, which has the final say on the health, education, and economic security of women and girls, will be forever altered by the confirmation of a Justice rushed through a partisan process. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 06, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's listens to opening remarks during Senate Confirmation Hearings on September 4, 2018, for his nomination to the Supreme Court. (NBC News screenshot)

AAUW Urges Withdrawal of Kavanaugh Nomination

AAUW believes that if the Senate will not allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nomination must be withdrawn. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 27, 2018

U.S. Cities Reveal a Wide Range of Gender and Racial Pay Gaps

No matter how you break down the gender pay gap numbers — by state, age, education, race, or occupation — the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this pervasive problem, as our new analysis shows. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 19, 2018
Beginning in 2016, many states began regulating the use of salary history in the hiring process. This map illustrates states that regulate the practice in some form.

State and Local Salary History Bans

The practice of using salary history in the hiring process can have major repercussions in perpetuating the pay gap women face. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 18, 2018
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 13, 2018