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Pottery jar (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Works by enslaved 19th-century artist now show in U.S. museums

David Drake, who was born enslaved, learned to read and write when it was illegal. His hundreds of ceramics with inscribed poetry were an act of resistance.
Woman checking on babies in incubators (Courtesy of Syrian American Medical Society/SAMS)

Partnering to protect women in crisis

The U.S. is partnering with the United Nations and other organizations to help women suffering in humanitarian crises. Learn more about these efforts.
Illustration of eagle guarding nest with glowing light bulb in it (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. trade report details counterfeiting, online piracy

A U.S. government report highlights intellectual property rights violations worldwide. See which nations are taking action against copyright violations.
People holding up newspapers (© May James/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Regimes target free press with ‘economic strangulation,’ report says

Authoritarian regimes are using economic pressure and legal hurdles to shutter newspapers and stifle press freedom, says Reporters Without Borders.
Woman sitting in front of laptop computer (Courtesy photo)

TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.
Illustration of bottle of COVID-19 vaccine and mRNA strand (© Shutterstock)

The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases

A 2005 discovery at a U.S. university led to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The same technology also holds promise for fighting other illnesses.
Children and adults on playground near security cameras (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

Defending technology from authoritarian abuse

The U.S. is working with international partners to ensure the responsible development of technology and to prevent authoritarian misuse.
Men tying down plastic sheeting next to farm equipment in field (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

U.S. helps businesses avoid Xinjiang forced labor

The U.S. government is redoubling efforts to help businesses ensure they do not aid PRC forced labor in Xinjiang. Read this story to learn more.
Joe Biden speaking at lectern with G7 logo behind him and four flags to the side (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Major democracies launch values-based infrastructure partnership

The Build Back Better World Partnership, announced at the G7, will support billions in sustainable, transparent infrastructure investment around the world.