Ida B. Wells

7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates a historic step for women’s equality: the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, on August 26, 1920. But didn’t further the equality of all women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 23, 2019
scales of justice

A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

3 Questions for Rachael Rollins: Boston’s First Female District Attorney

“I’m very humbled and deeply grateful to the people of Suffolk County who recognized it’s time for a change,” said Rollins, who grew up in Cambridge. That message was delivered […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   January 22, 2019
Women holding protest signs on Capitol Hill, including "Women's voices for women's choices" and "Be bold for change."

Washington Watch

Take a look back at AAUW’s 2018 policy achievements as we anticipate our advocacy needs for the new year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 20, 2018
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
Hand-painted T-shirts hang on a clothesline. One says, “When can I feel safe?”

AAUW Reacts to Reports of Proposed Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education may soon propose new rules rolling back Title IX protections for victims of sexual harassment and assault in schools. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 30, 2018
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

Reproductive Freedom Is Tied to Women’s Economic Security

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   January 18, 2018
AAUW members and supporters wore “I Voted” stickers as well “It’s My Vote” tattoos.

Fair Representation and Redistricting: How the Lines Are Drawn

Poorly drawn or purposefully unfair electoral district lines can threaten voting rights and political participation. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 05, 2017
AAUW staff protested with signs at the Trump White House urging against efforts to roll back trans rights.

AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance

As a leading voice about all things Title IX, AAUW is dismayed by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal guidance related to Title IX civil rights protections for transgender students. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 23, 2017