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Gender Equity Fund

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 996

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Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Women


PO Box 146819 Chicago IL 60614 USA


Since 1990, the American Association of University Women-Illinois, Inc. has sponsored an Initiative for Educational Equity. The Initiative is charged with raising awareness throughout Illinois regarding gender inequalities, especially those in education, by using our National AAUW Research. The Gender Equity Fund initiates projects and activities to support gender fair community awareness, creates an environment for public dialog about equity concerns, empowers women and girls to extend equity fairness projects into the community, increases public awareness of effective strategies and activities to promote equitable access, resources and outcomes to all youth and builds a network of community resources to support gender fair programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AAUW has enlightened me on the need to address the issues of inequality still facing women and girls today.

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Since gender inequity in education affects not only individuals in question, but also the general population--think of air bags in cars being designed for the standard male size, by males, to the detriment of females/children, it's critical to do whatever is possible to have women educated/prepared to be in decision-making roles in as many situations as possible.

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the development of sexual harassment prevention strategies, the review of computer labs and access in schools, and new understandings by parents of what their daughters experience in school that may limit their participation and potential.

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