NYS International Affairs Director
The work that AAUW does on behalf of women and girls around the
world falls under the "International Affairs" category.
The latest data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics show that there were still 57 million children out of school globally in 2011, many of whom are girls. Why is this happening and what more can we do?
UNGEI Global Advisory Committee members and partners met in New York earlier this year to discuss the future of the UN Girls' Education Initiative as we countdown towards the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. We took this opportunity to get their thoughts as well as a special youth perspective on how to address these issues.
Watch this new video from UNGEI to find out more! We encourage you to share this with your contacts as well.
Mark Your Calendars!
There are many diverse and creative ways to honor and support the work done globally which advances AAUW’s mission. Here are some ideas to get you started planning a year’s worth of advocacy, education, research, and philanthropy!
Happy to receive additional ideas and suggestions!
Did you know about "Activism 101"? Click here for a list (with trailers) of sixteen films about violence against women.
AND - a second Program in a Box has now been published. “Connecting with Afghan Women and Girls Though Their Writing and Poetry” is an AAUW NYS Program in a Box developed in cooperation with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP). AWWP is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping women and girls in Afghanistan tell their own stories and strengthen their writing and other communication skills. This PIAB helps groups plan an event to share the Afghan women and girls’ stories with a wider audience and develop global connections. The materials include planning steps, resources, factsheets, and more.