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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...
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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.

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...
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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.

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.
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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.

‘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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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.