Government and Civil Society

Girls working in a lab (YouTube)video

Helping girls grow up to be engineers [video]

GoldieBlox — toys that combine construction projects and stories of a girl engineer named Goldie — foster spatial skills, and perhaps future engineers.

5 ways to keep girls in school

Educating girls increases developing countries' income growth and results in health and security payoffs for them and their families.
Man in wheelchair at rally with others holding signs (© AP Images)

How 150 Americans took over a building and changed disability law

Forty years ago a law gave civil rights protections to people with disabilities. But activists fought for those rights with a monthlong sit-in.
Three men talking (Courtesy of Richard Lui)

So you want to be a TV reporter … [video]

Get tips from award-winning news anchor Richard Lui to see if you have what it takes to be a broadcast journalist.
Two women looking at booklet (Courtesy TCS/GE)

GE’s all-female business center in Saudi Arabia opens eyes and opportunities

GE's joint venture with Tata Consultancy Services in Riyadh has brought many women into the Saudi workforce as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy.

How far will her success ripple out to others?

Education is a key path to women's empowerment. When girls and women are able to go to school and learn, their families and societies benefit.
Composite of illustrations of five women (Energy.gov)

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.
Drawing of hand holding magnifying glass over spreadsheet (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

4 ways you can hold officials accountable

Is your government transparent? Knowing what elected officials say, do and spend is vital to an open government. Here's how you can keep tabs on officials.

Media freedom is important. Here’s what you can do.

Journalists are threatened worldwide more than ever before, yet a free press is key to a healthy, equitable society.