AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls since 1881. The men and women of AAUW are dedicated to advocacy, education, and research on both national and international levels. Our organization is made up of more than:
- 170,000 Members & Supporters
- 1,000 Branches
- 800 College & University Partners
AAUW Mission Statement
To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
AAUW Vision Statement
Equity for all.
Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and Intersectionality.
AAUW is an organization of action.
Our volunteers are involved in grassroots and public policy issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. As a team, branches work to support a system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity; self sufficiency for all women; and equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society. Being a member of AAUW provides an opportunity to make a difference in our communities and in our world.
AAUW Educational Foundation annually provides $3.9 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to women and community action projects worldwide. The Legal Advocacy Fund, a subsection of the Educational Foundation, provides additional support and funds for women involved in lawsuits against sexual discrimination in education.