Miniature barn depicting man hanging from noose (State Dept./S.L. Brukbacher)

Murders in miniature: The woman who advanced forensic science

Frances Glessner Lee became the "godmother of forensic science" with her miniature studies of unexplained death. A museum exhibition tells her story.
Woman leaning against table (State Dept./Jaron Johns)

She’s in the business of teaching women to fight back

Megha Vora's self-defense course has empowered thousands of women and girls across India. One of Google's top talents is helping her further her cause.
Movie scene showing crowd of women walking down hallway (© Hopper Stone/Twentieth Century Fox)

Science, math heroines are hidden no more

The movie "Hidden Figures" on women's unsung role in launching the U.S. space program now is inspiring female scientists and STEM advocates worldwide.
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The positive power of an MTV teen drama

"MTV Shuga" has achieved remarkable results as a public health campaign that persuades viewers to adopt safer behavior that limits the spread of HIV.
Women in wheelchairs throwing basketballs (© AP Images)

Wheelchair basketball heals athletes

American Jess Markt has trained wheelchair basketball teams around the world and sees the benefits it has for the players and their societies.
Woman and young girl looking at book (© UNICEF Afghanistan/2016/Sheida)

Giving Afghan girls a second chance at education

Community-based education centers in remote Afghan provinces bring educational opportunities to women and girls for the first time.
Illustration of six runners (Shutterstock)

Running in America: Popular and fun

Whether it's for health, relaxation or a cause, running is a popular activity in the United States. Learn about some running heroes.
Hands of different races joined together (Shutterstock)

October 18: Allies against human trafficking [webchat]

Join us on October 18 for a webchat on how the private sector can collaborate with government, law enforcement and NGOs to fight human trafficking.
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Keeping Nigerian youths from Boko Haram’s clutches [video]

The president of the American University in Nigeria brought Muslim and Christian leaders together to meet the needs of refugees from Boko Haram's terror.