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Our Mission

To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

Promover la equidad de género para mujeres y niñas a través de la investigación, la educación y la promoción.

AAUW-NM: Empowering women to take charge of their lives. 

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2018-19 Fellowship and Grants Awardees

The 2018–19 award year kicked off with the release of our updated online Fellowships and Grants directory in which you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants web page and read our Following the Fellows blog series.

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan would like to invite all middle and high school students from New
Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge allows students to compete with their peers by creating and exhibiting their own software application (“app”) for web, PC, tablet, mobile, or any other platform of their choice. Students can create an app for anything, from health to business to entertainment.

The Congressional App Challenge was created because Congress recognized that science, math and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation

AAUW Issues: Federal Judicial Nominations

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities supports “a fair, balanced, and independent judiciary” to ensure constitutional protection for the civil rights of all individuals. Federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court are often also the last, best hope for women who have experienced discrimination in education, employment, health care, and other aspects of their lives.

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Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the Supreme Court ruled that state laws segregating schools were unconstitutional, schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 (approximately 75 percent of black students attend racially segregated schools), and black girls have suffered greatly as a result.

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Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States

This report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — almost $900 billion as of mid-2018.

 

Thank you for visiting our AAUW New Mexico State website. Inside you will find information on state programs and events. There are links to our state branches, as well. To learn about what’s happening statewide with AAUW, read our newsletter:  The Roadrunner.