Public policy documents

Equal Pay Act 50th Anniversary Proclamation

Success Stories AAUW states and branches in Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania were successful in securing Equal Pay Day proclamations from their governors or local mayors, so let’s build on […] Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Higher Education

Since its founding in 1881, the AAUW has been committed to making the dream of higher education a reality for all women. Read more »

Bullying, Harassment Underreported

The U.S. Department of Education released a “gender equity in education” analysis of its Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) data from the 2009-10 school year to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of Title IX anniversary. Read more »

AAUW Guidance to Local Book Sellers

Due to AAUW’s efforts, restrictions on re-selling children’s books have been significantly loosened for those reselling books for charitable purposes. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Women and Retirement Security

The traditional three-legged stool model for retirement — Social Security, pensions, and savings — does not support most women. Reform of all three options is needed to secure financial stability for women retirees. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Hate Crimes Prevention

Hate crimes are serious and well-documented problems but have historically been inadequately recognized and addressed. AAUW advocates “freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.” Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Health Care

AAUW believes that everyone is entitled to health care that is high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Abstinence-Only Sex Education

AAUW supports the right of every woman to obtain medically accurate information about and access to safe and comprehensive reproductive health services. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Balancing Work and Life: Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

AAUW believes that creating a work environment that helps employees balance the responsibilities of work and family is smart for businesses and good public policy. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Career and Technical Education

AAUW believes that career and technical education (CTE) is increasingly important for women and girls seeking to earn their way in a competitive marketplace. Read more »