Advice from #BlackLivesMatter: Build community around your cause

A cause needs passion and energy. To make it sustainable, you need a community network and to build personal relationships, say #BlackLivesMatter activists.

These kids get caught red-handed — on purpose On February 12, 2002, the U.N. Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict came into force. It prohibits the recruitment or...

Unsafe working conditions take lives, harm global economy

Safety and health at work is a basic human right; however, job-related injuries and sickness kill more than 2.3 million people annually.
Judith E. Heumann and Doudly Elius (State Dept./Sherry L. Brukbacher)

How one man is helping women with disabilities find a better...

Getting a job with a disability in Haiti can be difficult, especially for women. Learn how one man is empowering them with skills and support.
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U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
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U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uighurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.

“To right a grave wrong”

On February 19, Americans paused to remember the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II with events that commemorated the date in 1942 when President Franklin Roosevelt...
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5 brilliant women you should know

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate five brilliant women who made their marks in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Legacy of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, lives on

The U.S. will dedicate a new U.S. postage stamp for the late Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, who continues to inspire generations of young women.