Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 23, 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 »

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   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 18, 2018
AAUW members are the National Women's Conference in 1977

40 Years of Activism for Women: The 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference (NWC) held in Houston, Texas, in November 1977. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 20, 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   |   October 24, 2017
AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017

Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 13, 2017
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
At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won't close until 2119.

Gender Pay Gap Remains at 20 Cents

Women working full time on average still make 80 cents compared to every dollar men make. At the current rate of progress in closing the gap, women will not receive pay equity until the year 2119. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 12, 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 »

Article   |   Education   |   September 07, 2017