VAWA Reauthorization a Top Priority for Students

College students are waiting for Congress to act to provide the resources needed to fight sexual assault on campuses. The U.S. Senate will likely debate the bipartisan Violence against Women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 24, 2012

Why Women Need to Vote

A Facebook friend of mine who lives in Rwanda recently commented on an Internet meme posted on his wall. The picture showed some of the politicians who are leading the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 05, 2012

10 Ways to Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Last week, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) gave an eloquent speech advocating for the reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act. In addition to sharing her own stories of sexual abuse, […] Read more »

Tell Your Senator to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

On the Senate’s and your to-do list this week: Move forward the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. This critical legislation provides resources and support for women and girls who have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   January 31, 2012

AAUW’s Wish List for the State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 24, President Barack Obama will give the annual State of the Union address. Obama has heard from organizations all over the political spectrum about what they think […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 24, 2012

If a Woman Is Doing Her Laundry, Don’t Rape Her

“If a woman is drunk, don’t rape her. If a woman is walking alone at night, don’t rape her. If a woman is drugged and unconscious, don’t rape her. If […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 23, 2011

A Terrible Way to Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Disturbing news from the October 12 edition of the New York Times: “By a vote of 7-3, the [Topeka, Kansas] City Council repealed the local law that makes domestic violence […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 14, 2011

Work to End Campus Sexual Assault and Violence

In a video released on the 17th anniversary of the Violence against Women Act, Vice President Joe Biden calls for renewed efforts to prevent dating violence and sexual assault against […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 16, 2011

Government Panel Recommends Expanding Birth Control Access

On Wednesday, the Institute of Medicine recommended that insurers cover, at no cost, expanded preventive care for women. In its report to the Department of Health and Human Services, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Title IX!

Today, June 23, marks the 39th anniversary of the signing of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal statute prohibiting sex discrimination in education programs and activities […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   June 23, 2011