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Giving Afghan girls a second chance at education

Community-based education centers in remote Afghan provinces bring educational opportunities to women and girls for the first time.
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White House hosts Pacific island leaders

President Trump welcomed the leaders of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues affecting their island nations.
Black-and-white portrait of Juman Doley-Alomary (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding)

Arab-American women: Making their mark and sharing their stories

Across the country, Arab-American women are building businesses and careers while supporting their communities and encouraging others to develop and grow.
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Pompeo: Modern slavery has no place in the world

The U.S. government is working to eradicate human trafficking and will upgrade a key initiative to enhance its efforts at home and abroad.
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Ivanka Trump to attend Women’s Economic Summit in Berlin

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. She was invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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The positive power of an MTV teen drama

"MTV Shuga" has achieved remarkable results as a public health campaign that persuades viewers to adopt safer behavior that limits the spread of HIV.
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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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Can Wonder Woman knock out goal Number 5?

The United Nations has named Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Actress Lynda Carter says education is key.

‘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.