July 19, 2011
AAUW is an organization that, since its beginnings, has been founded on the principles of gender equity and education. Its mission has changed somewhat over the years, but remains dedicated to the needs and aspirations of its members, and of women everywhere. I am particularly acquainted with the Legal Advocacy Fund, which defends the rights of women to equal treatment under the law inside and outside education settings. Their political stance is nonpartisan, but activist in the best sense of that word.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Higher Education settings over the past 40 years, as issues like equal pay, sexual harassment, and science and technology (STEM) education for girls have been foregrounded.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
give even more publicity to the work that it does.
Volunteer & I recently attended the national AAUW convention in Washington, D.C. and was overwhelmed with the excellent work done by this organization.