Alyssa Carson in astronaut suit, with helmet in hand (Facebook)

Will she be the first person on Mars?

“I am the Mars Generation,”  wrote 13-year-old Alyssa Carson on Facebook in January. She wants to be the first person to set foot on the...

What is a woman of courage?

“One of the highlights of my year,” said Michelle Obama.  “You only have to look around the room today to see how strong women...
Woman looking at many lit candles during vigil (© AP Images)

1 in 3: Why this statistic will haunt you and what...

One in 3 women is a victim of violence or abuse. Support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and reverse the trend.
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Brains over beauty: This Miss America says being smart is cool...

The first Miss America of Indian descent, Nina Davuluri, is also the first Miss America to have earned a science degree.

‘Let Girls Learn’ breaks down barriers to education

Let Girls Learn, an initiative involving the Peace Corps and local communities, aims to expand access to education for girls around the world.

Governments can help women achieve equality

Government institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are important for women to earn equal rights and opportunities worldwide.
Cartoon of woman holding torch walking over United States (Hy Mayer/Creative Commons)

The women who demanded the vote

Without the right to vote, today’s women couldn't run major corporations, serve in the military and hold public office. Here's how they did it.
NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa looking out window toward Earth (NASA)

Breaking the glass ceiling in outer space

NASA's first female astronauts paved the way for a generation of girls, like 13-year-old Alyssa Carson.
Two women in character costumes (© Marvel Studios 2018)

Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.