Connecting Girls and Technology
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
8:30 am - 2 pm
Rutgers School of Engineering
Busch Camus, Piscataway Township, NJ
A day of hands-on workshops for high school girls, grades 9-11
Registration and Information
AAUW National Convention
in New Orleans, Louisiana
June 9-12, 2013
NEW! The NJ State Legislative Tracking Tool: Access a Daily Report of NJ Legislation Affecting Women's Issues
AAUW of New Jersey now has a state-of-the-art legislative tracking tool that gives us an up-to-date snapshot of pending NJ State Legislation. Follow the links from this report to become informed about proposed NJ legislation affecting women's issues. Investigating these matters will help our organization take effective and timely action on policy issues in our state. More...
| United Nations My World 2015 Initiative: Make Your Voice Heard
Information provided by Glora L. Blackwell
AAUW-National Director of Fellowships, Grants & International Programs,
MY World: a global survey for citizens
The United Nations and partners have teamed up to put in place an innovative global survey, known as MY World, so people can participate in the post-2015 process telling us the changes that would make the most difference to their lives.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have made a huge impact on the lives of billions, but there is still much more to be done to address extreme poverty, diseases and environmental crises. The global development agenda for the period after 2015 will build on the progress made on the MDGs while confronting persistent inequalities and new challenges facing people and planet. The new development agenda must result from a truly open and inclusive process that engages people from all parts of the world and all sections of society. The UN and the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on post-2015 want to hear directly from people across the world about what is important to them, so that their views can be taken into account in this global conversation.
MY World is conceived as a tool to deliver this. It is an options survey which, through creative online and offline methods, allows people across the world to tell the United Nations the most important issues they would like the post-2015 agenda to address.
MY World asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by poor people in existing research and polling exercises, and from the ongoing technical and political discussions about possible future goals. They cover the existing MDGs, plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency.
How will it work?
From December 2012, the survey is available online at www.myworld2015.org in the six UN official languages. Citizens will also be able to participate in this survey through mobile technologies such as SMS and IVR (toll-free phone numbers) from January 2013.
How is MY World related to The World We Want 2015?
· Now citizens from around the world have an exciting opportunity, as never before, to be part of the new goals to end poverty and create a sustainable environment from the earliest stages of the process.
· The online portal at www.worldwewant2015.org enables people in all parts of the world to join the post-2015 process by sharing ideas and joining the debate. MY World is fully integrated into this global effort and is a single piece capturing citizens’ voices to enrich this global conversation.
www.myworld2015.org will be fully linked to www.worldwewant2015.org and will invite citizens to follow this conversation after they have submitted their votes.
Women Gain Numbers in Senate
20 Women are serving as U.S. Senators. More...
National AAUW Receives Four-Star Rating ("4 stars" is the highest rating)
Charity Navigator awards AAUW its highest rating for nonprofits.
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Sexual Harassment in Schools
AAUW's research report presents new data on sexual harassment in schools.
AAUW Partner CARE's Interview Series Premier with Nicholas Kristof.
The Pulizer-prize winning journalist discusses the release of Half the Sky (authored with Sheryl WuDunn). The book follows the stories of extraordinary women as they struggle to overcome oppression.
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Leading the Way to Break Down Barriers
Gender Gap in N.J. Women's Pay Deserves Attention
Star-Ledger Editorial Board
Featuring AAUW-NJ President Sally Goodson
AAUW is over 130 years old!
|AAUW Member Wins Nobel Prize
Carol Greider Shared the Prestigious Nobel Prize Award for Physiology or Medicine. More...