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International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.

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...
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.
Illustration of woman entering door marked with word "opportunity" (Library of Congress)

World War I propelled women into workforce and voting booths

World War I marked the beginning of a new era for American women, securing them the right to vote and opening up jobs previously reserved for men.
Women demonstrating outside building (State Dept.)video

A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
Woman in uniform pointing to Mexican flag and smiling (U.S. Air Force/Sarayuth Pinthong)

Hispanic Americans serve proudly in the U.S. military

The U.S. military salutes Hispanic Americans who serve in all branches. Read about how Hispanic-Americans are serving their country.
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Finding strength through sports [webchat]

Talk with several female athletes and a sports reporter in a live, global webchat about “Finding Strength Through Sports" March 29 at 6 a.m. EDT.
Two women seated, talking to an audience (Official White House photo by Andrea Hanks)

Trump administration acts to close the ‘digital gender gap’

Getting more women connected to the internet can help pull their families out of extreme poverty. A new USAID initiative is trying to find ways to do just that.

10 reasons to invest in women and girls

Investing in women and girls improves a society and country — from health to the economy. Here are 10 reasons why leaders must make a smart investment.