Legal Advocacy

Unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can affect both women and men.

AAUW Legal Advocacy addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change. A portion of the AAUW Fund is used each year to balance the scales of justice for people working toward gender equity through the legal system.

AAUW advocates for legislation to address equity issues in education at all levels and in the workplace. Discrimination against women and girls includes unfair pay, sexual harassment, sexual assault, pregnancy biases, bullying, and violation of Title IX. Among the resources available are strategic care support, a legal referral network, the online Resource Library, case support travel grants and campus outreach grants.