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Putting an end to street harassment everywhere

Learn about how three organizations are tackling street harassment of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
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State Department’s Sara Minkara, champion of disability rights

Sara Minkara built a career as an advocate for people with disabilities. Learn what she is doing now at the State Department.
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Zambian youth set a new course for their country [infographic]

Young people in Zambia are staying engaged after the latest election. Find out how Zambia's next generation is contributing to society.
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s day of service [video]

On the holiday recognizing Martin Luther King Jr., many Americans honor him by performing acts of service for their communities.
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AWE inspires Brazilian women entrepreneurs

A State Department-funded program in Brazil taught 90 women how to build their businesses. Learn more here.
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Countering the ‘shadow pandemic’ of gender-based violence

Around the world rates of domestic violence have spiked during COVID-19. Learn how the U.S. is working to end this "shadow pandemic."
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How public parks honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn about the significance of parks and trails named after Martin Luther King Jr. and how parks, and access to them, shaped his activism.
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Resolving conflicts: Diplomacy works

What is the best way to reduce conflicts and civil turmoil? Take a look at how peaceful negotiations have worked in the past.
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Remembering 2 U.S. ecologists and their work for the environment

Edward O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy, two biologists turned environmental conservationists, died recently. Learn about their legacies.