Young woman crouched down next to “No, you can’t have my number!” written in chalk on the sidewalk

Taking a Stand against Street Harassment

“Why don’t you show us what’s underneath that towel, baby?” I heard this shouted from a car of four young men, no older than 19, hanging out the window, being […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   April 12, 2013
Artist Saadia Yasmin (left) poses next to one of her paintings.

Help Women Stand Up for Themselves

When asked how young women today could help other women, Niemat Ahmadi, director of Global Partnerships at United to End Genocide and president and founder of the Darfur Women Action […] Read more »

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10 Ways to Mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year the campaign focuses on preventing child sexual abuse through talking about healthy sexuality. Given the allegations at places like Penn State; […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   9 Comments   |   April 01, 2013
Adria Richards, photo from Flickr

Sexual Harassment Online and Why You Should Care about Adria Richards

After she tweeted about offensive sexual remarks she overheard at a tech conference, Richards received a barrage of ugly, sexist remarks from cyber bullies. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   March 26, 2013

Military Sexual Assault Hearings Begin

  It’s been a busy few days for advocates fighting sexual assault and harassment in our nation’s military. Last week, a blistering New York Times editorial noted The Pentagon estimates […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 20, 2013

Steubenville, Victim-Blaming, and Solutions to Rape

Over the weekend, two teenage boys who were popular football players from Steubenville, Ohio, were found guilty of raping a teenage girl last summer at a party. In a culture […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2013

Prioritizing Campus Safety

This post is part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Follow #HERvotes and @AAUW on Twitter for the latest on reauthorizing VAWA and take action with AAUW. There is a crisis […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 25, 2013

Fighting Sexual Assault in the Military

UPDATE, APRIL 18: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) has reintroduced the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act (STOP Act) to address structural changes needed in the military to help end […] Read more »

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In Air Force Report, Where Were the Survivors?

If you’re trying to prevent a crime, shouldn’t you talk to survivors to find out their viewpoint? Not in the Air Force. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 24, 2013

Weak Progress on Ending Military Sexual Assault

“When we can’t protect those who protect our rights, something is wrong,” said Martin R. Castro, chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as he opened a hearing on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   January 15, 2013