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U.S. initiative invests millions to empower women around the world

Ivanka Trump announces $122 million in new U.S. government funding for the W-GDP Initiative, which helps women in business everywhere.
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U.S. gives women the POWER to grow businesses globally

The State Department's POWER initiative helps female small-business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about the program.
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A huge step forward for women voters turns 100 [video]

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. Learn how this was the first step to ensuring all women could vote in the U.S.
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Want peace and security? Include women in leadership roles.

The State Department plans to promote security by helping women worldwide reach leadership positions in dealing with conflict.
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NASA names a building for a pioneering African American

NASA will name its headquarters in honor of Mary Jackson, the agency's first female African American engineer. Find out more about her legacy.
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Susan Ahn Cuddy, Asian American trailblazer [video]

Susan Ahn Cuddy was a trailblazer in U.S. military history. Watch a video charting her accomplishments.
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Honoring heroes in the fight against human trafficking

A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
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NASA names telescope for pioneering female astronomer

Learn how Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, became a leader in her field — and a powerful champion for women in the sciences.
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Gandhi Peace Award for 2020 honors two Syrians

The 2020 Gandhi Peace Award recipients have much in common besides their Syrian heritage. Both have braved their native country's war zones to help people.