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American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
AAUW’s Mission

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.


Current Newsletter – February 2018


Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Latinas’ Equal Pay Day

Thursday, November 2, marks Latinas’ Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when Hispanic and Latina women’s earnings “catch up” to non-Hispanic white men’s earnings from the previous year. Latinas’ Equal Pay Day marks a powerful moment for national action. There are many things individuals, employers, and the government can do to help close the gender pay gap. Here are ways you can take action to close the gender pay gap in observance of Latinas’ Equal Pay Day.
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Webinar Discussion with Winona LaDuke from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice

 

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating Native American Heritage Month as we talk with Winona LaDuke about her book The Winona LaDuke Chronicles: Stories from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice.
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12 Stats on Gender Equity That Are Scarier than Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. But there’s nothing scarier than the true story of gender inequity in the United States. Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these statistics reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. But don’t get spooked! There’s lots you can do to support gender equity.
At the current rate of progress, gender gap won’t close until 2119.
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Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap

Simply put, the gender pay gap is the gap between what women are paid and what men are paid. The most commonly cited gender pay gap statistic in the United States compares the median annual earnings of women who work full time, year-round against the median annual earnings of men who work full time, year-round. There are as many ways to calculate gender pay gaps as there are ways to calculate average pay earned by workers, as long as the original data source records whether workers are men or women. Though the ratio of women’s pay to men’s pay varies depending on the data source and analysis, the finding that women are paid less than men is extremely consistent.

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