Thanks to global trade, travel, and communication, our national borders are melting away. The coffee we drink, the shoes we wear, the customer service line we call - all link us to people throughout the world. Global poverty links us, too. What happens abroad affects our health, our jobs, our environment, our security, our way of life. AAUW members, with their deeply held values of generosity, social justice, and activism, have the power to make a difference.
AAUW is one of only four national women's organizations selected as a "Connecting Working Women to International Development" grantee of One Shared World, a new national campaign funded by the United States Agency for International Development to help raise awareness of America's global development assistance efforts. One Shared World seeks to engage American working women in thinking about and supporting the many public and private efforts that help people in developing countries live better, healthier, and more productive lives.