Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
Melania Trump and Cindy Arlette Contreras standing among women (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women

Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.
Woman standing with arms crossed in front of blackboard (© Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study)

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.
Three women standing in meeting room (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

An American scientist has traveled to Egypt and Kenya to champion science to women and girls and hosted female scientists from South Africa and Tunisia.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Police officer interrogating people at an emergency scene (State Dept.)video

April 18: Changing the response to sexual assault [webchat]

Join this live, one-hour discussion with U.S. law enforcement representatives to learn how they address sexual assault cases in their communities.
Men and women in long robes in street (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.
Girls holding up brightly colored cloth bags (© Jeana Nash)

Giving a million girls ‘their days back’

Learn how a major problem affecting the health, education and dignity of millions of women and girls around the world can be fixed right now.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept./Michael Gross)

Pompeo reasserts ban on funding abortions with U.S. dollars

In a March 26 announcement, Secretary Pompeo says U.S. foreign aid agreements will explicitly prohibit the use of funds for abortion-related advocacy.