African American woman graduate stands in her cap and gown at a stone wall with the back to the camera looking to the left.

AAUW Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity and Affirmative Action Guidance

Diversity and equal opportunity should be top priorities for U.S. education. Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to rescind the affirmative action and diversity in schools guidance is a major step backward in efforts to advance equity in education. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 03, 2018
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AAUW Announces 2018–19 Fellowship Awardees

AAUW has awarded $3.9 million to its 2018–19 class of 250 fellows and grantees. These recipients represent diverse backgrounds, locations, and areas of study but all aim to promote equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 02, 2018
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AAUW Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

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 »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 27, 2018
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46 Years of Title IX: Fight for Equity in Education Rages On

Despite its equalizing intent, women and girls still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities 46 years after Congress passed Title IX. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 21, 2018
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

AAUW Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

“In 1963, women made 59 cents for every dollar a man made. Since then, the gap has closed by 39 cents — but we still have 20 cents to go.” — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018

Analysis: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.4-Trillion Student Debt

A new update to the Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report finds that women hold almost two-thirds ($890 billion) of the country’s $1.4-trillion student debt while men hold $490 billion.  The student loan gender gap has nearly doubled in the past four years, and women now graduate with an average of $2,700 more debt than men when earning a bachelor’s degree. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   May 21, 2018

AAUW Report: Women Still Make 80 Cents on the Dollar

To mark Equal Pay Day (April 10), the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s from the previous year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is highlighting its bi-annual The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap report, which finds women who work full time in the United States are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, on average. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 09, 2018

Advocates Convey Support for Civil Rights and School Safety to Secretary DeVos

During a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the School Safety and Climate Summit, civil rights advocates expressed their frustration about the absence of diverse communities in the conversation, their continued objection to anti-civil rights actions by the department, and their continued support for vital guidance on nondiscrimination in school discipline. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 04, 2018

This year…Let’s Give Every Tech Trek Girl a Quality Backpack

Quality backpacks and school supplies help to build self-esteem, spark learning, and improve classroom behavior.  In turn, studies show that attendance, test scores, and graduation rates go up.  Last summer, […] Read more »

Article   |   March 30, 2018
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Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued a statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 21, 2018