New York City Fights Street Harassment

After meeting and corresponding with AAUW members across the country, I know they care deeply about ending the sexual harassment that occurs not only in workplaces and schools but also […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   October 29, 2010

Stop Street Harassment: On the Road

Around 80 percent of women around the world face unwanted sexual harassment in public places from men they do not know, particularly when they are alone and when they are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 28, 2010

Is Your Mobile Phone Funding Rape?

Could you imagine living in a region deemed the rape capital of the world by the United Nations? How about being kidnapped and repeatedly raped by multiple armed men who […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   September 22, 2010

Doesn’t Rape Matter?

Is there any decent, normal mind out there that can conclude that rape doesn’t really matter? That, in the hierarchy of justice, rape falls short compared with other crimes? But, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 11, 2010

Bangladeshi Street Harassers Jailed

Earlier this month, six young men in central Bangladesh were sentenced to seven days in jail for engaging in “eve teasing,” or street harassment, under Section 34 of the Code […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2010

Holla Back D.C.!

While street harassment is a big issue these days, women have been fighting sexual harassment in Washington, D.C., public spaces for more than 80 years. As we celebrate and acknowledge […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   March 29, 2010

Add Your Voice to the Op-Ed Pages

Did you know that 80 percent or more of newspaper op-eds are written by men? It’s just one area in the media in which women are underrepresented. But unlike being […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 19, 2010

Equity Issues in the News – February 17 – 26

February 17–26 Support AAUW by Purchasing Powerful, New Book: Secrets of Powerful Women Vivid Living blog (Wednesday, Feb. 17) Bloggers are praising Secrets of Powerful Women, which features a chapter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 26, 2010

Few Consequences for Campus Assailants

Most survivors of sexual assault on campus do not report the crime, in large part due to institutional barriers they face in the reporting process. Of those who report the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   February 26, 2010

Gender Violence: A Look at Female Comic Book Characters

The other morning I was chatting with my friend and colleague here at AAUW, Alli, about a recent posting she read on Feministing about female comic book and graphic novel […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2009