Woman in military uniform cutting cake (U.S. Air Force/Keith Keel)

American Samoan woman makes history in U.S. Air Force

Jacinta Migo is the first native American Samoan woman to achieve the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about her service.
Kamala Harris speaking at lectern in front of American flag backdrop (© Michael Perez/AP Images)

Black women have always been leaders for voting rights

Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.
Girls holding up brightly colored cloth bags (© Jeana Nash)

Giving a million girls ‘their days back’

Learn how a major problem affecting the health, education and dignity of millions of women and girls around the world can be fixed right now.
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She’s in the business of teaching women to fight back

Megha Vora's self-defense course has empowered thousands of women and girls across India. One of Google's top talents is helping her further her cause.
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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

November 25 starts 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It's an opportunity to remind others that equality isn't just a right. It helps all.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Uniformed woman walking through curtains (USCG/Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

Women are a crucial part of the U.S. military

In all branches of the U.S. military, women serve important roles, from enlisted personnel to four-star generals and admirals.
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Domestic violence shaped her police work

Police around the world have a difficult time convincing domestic violence victims to seek help. Cindy Rodriguez has an advantage: She's been there.
Henna-dyed hands (© AP Images)

Women’s rights are human rights

International agreements have helped protect women's human rights, but in many countries women and girls are still denied basic freedoms.