American Association of University Women

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) describes its mission as advancing "equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research." Started in 1881, it has "been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls." There are about 100,000 members with 1,000 branches. [1] [2]


The AAUW describes its work as:[2]

"Hosting programs that promote opportunities for women and girls in schools, at work, and in local communities. Training tomorrow’s leaders through professional development conferences, workshops, and materials ...
"Mobilizing voters on issues of concern to women and their families through the AAUW Voter Education Campaign and Woman-to-Woman Voter Turnout program
"Informing and influencing local, state, and federal policy-makers on AAUW’s policy priorities, including a strong system of public education; affordable, quality higher education; Title IX, reproductive rights, affirmative action, and other civil rights; a fair and balanced judiciary; work-place equity and equal pay; and retirement security
"Convening coalitions with diverse groups, educators, parents, and businesses
"Awards about $4 million each year in fellowships, grants, and awards to help women achieve their goals and to promote equity in schools and communities.
"Financial support for sex discrimination lawsuits against colleges and universities"



Contact details

1111 Sixteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 785-7700
Fax: (202) 872-1425
TDD: (202) 785-7777
Email: helpline AT


Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Mission Statement, American Association of University Women, accessed February 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 AAUW Corporate Overview, American Association of University Women, accessed February 2008.
  3. Leadership and Governance, American Association of University Women, accessed February 2008.