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...

8 ways to stop violence against women

Thierry Kajeneza grew up in Burundi, seeing women and girls being mistreated. So he started a group that focuses on stopping gender-based violence.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Win-win: Educating girls helps everyone

If girls can't get an education, they are not the only ones losing out, first lady Michelle Obama said, announcing new U.S.-U.K. programs to help.
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Being born a girl shouldn’t mean you won’t finish school

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to help girls stay in school and lead better lives. Check out a few ideas for what you can do.