Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

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 »

Student Debt Showdown: AAUW’s 2018 March Madness Bracket

March Madness, the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament, kicks off this week, and while we’re excited to see who comes out on top in the games, we also want to see how these schools stack up for women students! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2018
Stand Up For Human Rights UN event

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70: Why We Should All #StandUp4HumanRights

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations, and today the global rights of women and girls are being proclaimed in marches, social media campaigns, and legislatures. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 22, 2018
2017-18 Campus Action Grant Recipient: Iowa State University

11 Projects That Will Empower College Women from D.C. to Brazil

From the #metoo movement to Hollywood women launching Time’s Up and AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grant recipients, women are not slowing down in the face of inequality. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 05, 2018
Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump delivers his Joint Address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Take Action with AAUW during the 2018 State of the Union Address!

Don’t just listen to how President Donald Trump addresses issues gender equity issues during the 2018 #SOTU address — join us in taking action. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 23, 2018
AAUW Delegation at the Women's March on Washington

5 Ways You Can Take Action for Gender Equity

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 »

Attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders connected with powerful speakers. AAUW National Student Advisory members Aku Acquaye and Dania Baraka stand with poet Crystal Valentine.

7 Feminist Resolutions for 2018

If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that our activism is needed now more than ever. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 29, 2017
No Bully Zone wall placard

Three-Fourths of Schools Report Zero Incidents of Sexual Harassment in Grades 7-12

AAUW and other organizations have long been skeptical of schools’ low reporting rates when it comes to sexual harassment and bullying. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   October 24, 2017
A young woman holds a banner in front of a crowd. The banner reads, Justice for Rape Survivors

AAUW Responds to Department of Education Title IX Announcement

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches issued the following statement responding to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning the future of Title IX enforcement. Read more »

"Immigration Rights Are Women's Rights" & "We Are All Immigrants" Signs At The May Day Immigration Rights Rally (Washington, DC)

AAUW Responds to Rescinding of DACA Program

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches released a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 05, 2017