Public policy documents

Quick Facts on STEM Education

AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, especially for girls and other underrepresented populations. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains how public policies to […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Title IX

AAUW champions women’s and girls’ rights to equal access to education under Title IX. In this downloadable, one-page document, AAUW explains how Title IX affects schools’ athletics programs, sexual assault […] Read more »

Comments, Letters & Testimony

The Latest Letter to Senate Opposing a Continuing Resolution that Defunds Planned Parenthood Federation of America (09/24/15) Letter to Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of […] Read more »

Equal Pay Act 50th Anniversary Proclamation

Success Stories AAUW states and branches in Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania were successful in securing Equal Pay Day proclamations from their governors or local mayors, so let’s build on […] Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Higher Education

Since its founding in 1881, the AAUW has been committed to making the dream of higher education a reality for all women. Read more »

Bullying, Harassment Underreported

The U.S. Department of Education released a “gender equity in education” analysis of its Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) data from the 2009-10 school year to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of Title IX anniversary. Read more »

AAUW Guidance to Local Book Sellers

Due to AAUW’s efforts, restrictions on re-selling children’s books have been significantly loosened for those reselling books for charitable purposes. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Affirmative Action

AAUW supports affirmative action programs that establish equal opportunity for women and minorities and improve gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in educational institutions and in workplaces. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Women and Retirement Security

The traditional three-legged stool model for retirement — Social Security, pensions, and savings — does not support most women. Reform of all three options is needed to secure financial stability for women retirees. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Hate Crimes Prevention

Hate crimes are serious and well-documented problems but have historically been inadequately recognized and addressed. AAUW advocates “freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.” Read more »