Governments can help women achieve equality

Government institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are important for women to earn equal rights and opportunities worldwide.
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China coerces Uyghur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uyghur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
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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.
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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...

Great things happen when tech women get together

Talented women in the tech field sometimes have a hard time finding the mentoring and support they need. The TechWomen initiative is working to change that...

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...
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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.

‘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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5 brilliant women you should know

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate five brilliant women who made their marks in science, technology, engineering and math.