Focus Issues

November-December 2011 Focus Issue

Sexual Harassment—-Crossing the Line

AAUW has been at the forefront of sexual harassment research for over a decade. The recent release of the AAUW report on this issue is making headlines. Media Coverage on Crossing the Line

Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students’ education.

The report concludes with concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment directed at school administrators, educators, parents, students and community members. We hope readers will be inspired to take new steps toward making schools free from sexual harassment.

The report can be downloaded from the AAUW National Website:  Crossing the Line Report

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AAUW Urges Senate Steering Committee to Promote Jobs for Women
AAUW Executive Director Linda Hallman spoke to the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee in October to highlight AAUW’s work in promoting jobs for women. She presented the committee chair, Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), with AAUW’s report The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap.
AAUW Activist Impact
Thank you for the thousands of e-mails you sent your senators, demanding that federal judiciary nominees be confirmed immediately! Your efforts have paid off with action. The Senate confirmed 16 federal judges in October — almost 43 percent of all federal judges confirmed this year! Send your senators another message demanding an end to the judicial emergency created by vacancies in courtrooms nationwide.