U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.
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Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....
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Faces of religious persecution: Jewher Ilham [video]

Jewher Ilham, a Uighur Muslim, escaped China in 2013 when her father was arrested by the Communist Party. Watch her story.
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U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, a U.S. professor whose work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in 40 years.
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The women who demanded the vote

Without the right to vote, today’s women couldn't run major corporations, serve in the military and hold public office. Here's how they did it.

These Southeast Asians inspired President Obama. Now they will meet with...

At the East Asia summit, President Obama will take time to meet with a new generation of Southeast Asian leaders. Meet the amazing alumni of YSEALI.
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Tortured in Russia for peacefully practicing their faith

Russia has criminalized the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them as “extremist,” arresting and imprisoning them, and now torturing them.

This officer trainee just expanded religious freedom

A U.S. court has ruled that Iknoor Singh, a Sikh, may retain his facial hair and turban while serving in the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.