Two women standing in front of hand-painted protest signs ( (© Laurent Dubrule /Reuters)

The secret weapon against violent extremism: Women

See how some mothers in Belgium, Afghanistan and Kenya are playing a big part in preventing their children from being radicalized to violence.
Collage of women's faces (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Inspired by America, they’re heading home with big plans

Women from Afghanistan, Egypt and Jordan are among 80 young leaders who spent the summer studying in the U.S. as part of a State Department program.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Ivanka Trump (© AP Images)

November summit in India to focus on emerging women entrepreneurs

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, with Ivanka Trump leading the U.S. delegation, will focus on women entrepreneurs.
Woman leaning over table flanked by two people (D.A. Peterson/Dept. of State)

Enterprising African businesswomen make their mark

From designing gowns and luxury handbags to producing healthier rice and making adorable dolls, enterprising African women help communities prosper.
Image of Dream Chaser Cargo System (Sierra Nevada)

Meet the woman behind this spaceship

The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. The woman leading that effort came to the U.S. from Turkey.
Wonder Woman holding shield and removing sword from scabbard (© 2017 Warner Bros./Clay Enos)

Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.
Women praying (© Raihana Maqbool for Global Press)

Helping women find the stories you don’t see anywhere else

Aiming for a news model based on the local communities of developing countries, the Global Press Institute trains women to be working journalists.
Malala Yousafzai, in red headscarf, holding microphone (© Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.