- AAUW Takes Capitol Hill by Storm
- Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!
- Stay Up To Date with AAUW’S New Advocacy Tool
- AAUW Annual 2017 Art Contest Winners
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- Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States
Full Equity in Higher Education Remains Elusive
Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the passage of
the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. One battle we are still
waging is for women in education. AAUW estimates that due to disproportionate student loan
burden and a longer debt repayment period, women currently hold almost two-thirds
of student debt in the United States. Read more.
Join Adelante’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of
Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice
How did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Latina justice on the Supreme Court of the United States?
Veteran journalist Joan Biskupic follows the story behind that question. Join AAUW and our
¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month as we
talk with Joan Biskupic on September 6 about her book Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor
and the Politics of Justice. Read more
It was a hot June day in 1989 when hundreds of AAUW members braved the heat and flooded the halls of Capitol Hill. They were there to tell members of Congress why the United States needed a paid family leave program. 28 years later, we’re at it again! Read more.
Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars, and change makers. Apply today!
Join Two-Minute Activist Mobile today!
Are you ready to take your advocacy to the next level? Opt in to AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist Mobile. This exciting new tool will allow AAUW to send more timely and targeted communication straight to your cell phone via text message. That means we can provide you with more strategic opportunities to take action when your advocacy can make the difference. Sign up online or text the word “AAUW” to phone number 21333 now to join.
Every year AAUW members cast their vote on the final candidates to be featured in the spring collection of note cards.
Do you know any new college graduates? What better gift can you give than a FREE one-year AAUW membership! As an AAUW member you have the power to gift ANY number of free one-year AAUW memberships to recent college graduates. Give one, give 100, or give 1,000! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
This report offers a broad overview of how student debt became a women’s issue. It aims to change the conversation around student debt so that it includes gender-based analysis and solutions. The analysis examines the experiences of women as a diverse population and presents statistics by race and ethnicity as well as other demographics. The report relies heavily on publicly available federal government survey data as well as published studies undertaken by academics and organizations researching the issue of student debt.