Crowd of women protesters with snow falling (© Hengameh Golestan/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Iranian women’s strength on display at Smithsonian exhibit

Take a look at life in Iran through the artistic expression of Iranian female photographers in a popular exhibit at an art gallery in Washington.
Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern as John Sullivan and Marta Lucía Ramírez look on (© Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump, State’s Sullivan boost women in business

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Colombia is part of a White House initiative that aims to help women around the world reach their economic potential.
Person in headscarf standing in hallway of prison (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

‘Unbearable pain’ inside Iran’s prisons

What is it like inside Iran's notorious prisons? Widespread torture, rape and other inhumane conditions are rampant, groups say.
Two women with head coverings standing on dock overlooking water (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Combined 55-year jail time for defying Iran’s hijab law

The U.S. urges nations to condemn an Iranian court's sentencing of three women to a combined 55 years in prison for protesting the regime's hijab law.
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Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
Ivanka Trump watching women gather cocoa beans (© Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in women builds countries

The U.S. is launching 14 projects in 22 countries to help women develop job skills and become entrepreneurs. Investing in women pays big dividends.
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China’s woman shortage creates an international problem

China's ratio of marriage-age men to women stands at almost 3 to 1, bidding up bride prices and fueling prostitution in neighboring countries.
Portrait of dark-haired woman with long Indian-beadwork earrings (© Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Meet Joy Harjo, the new U.S. poet laureate

Joy Harjo, a Native American poet, playwright and musician, has been named the new U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress.
Group of people standing in large hall with row of flags behind them (© David Estrada Larreta/Reuters)

Venezuela crisis is urgent, U.S. tells OAS

The ongoing suffering of the Venezuelan people, displaced and at home, was at the top of the agenda during the OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia.