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Legal Advocacy Fund

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Mission: The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. For more details contact Association: National AAUW Web site

One of the programs of the Educational Foundation is the Legal Advocacy Fund, which provides funds and a support system for individuals in higher education seeking judicial redress for denial of tenure and sex discrimination.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is the nation's largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. Help balance the scales of justice for women in higher education. Contribute to the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity, today. Contributions are tax deductible for income tax purposes.

Since 1981 the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund has helped students, faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education challenge discriminatory practices: practices such as sexual harassment, denial of tenure or promotion, pay inequity, and inequality in women's athletics programs.

LAF promotes equity for women in higher education by

  • Providing case support for sex discrimination lawsuits

  • Educating the college and university community about sex discrimination and ways to improve conditions through campus outreach, including On Track, empowerment training for faculty seeking to advance in academe.

  • Organizing a network of volunteer attorneys and social scientists who consult with women on legal strategies, resources, and the strength of current and potential lawsuits

  • Recognizing innovative efforts to improve the climate for campus women through the Progress in Equity Award (nomination deadline March 15)

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