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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.
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The secret weapon against violent extremism: Women

See how some mothers in Belgium, Afghanistan and Kenya are playing a big part in preventing their children from being radicalized to violence.
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Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.
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Legacy of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, lives on

The U.S. will dedicate a new U.S. postage stamp for the late Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, who continues to inspire generations of young women.
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New U.S. youth observer to the U.N. to engage millennials in...

Munira Khalif will spend the next year as the U.S. youth observer to the U.N., showing millennials that their voices count on the international stage.

For these women, staying silent just wasn’t an option

The 10 winners of the State Department's 2015 International Women of Courage award take pride in knowing they have helped improve the lives of...

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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7 women who are shaping Ukraine’s future

Meet seven women who are playing a significant role in the transformation of Ukraine into a prosperous, democratic and forward-looking country.
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Women who stood up to power

These eight women used nonviolent resistance and changed the course of history. Learn more about them as we honor Women's History Month.