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Here’s how U.S. companies help women worldwide

Major U.S. corporations are steering their charity to women's economic empowerment, from factory workers to women-owned businesses.
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Domestic abuse harms whole communities

If there is no place to escape, victims of domestic violence must either submit or fight back, inviting further abuse. Shelters are a basic community need.

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.

Women are key environmental managers

Women, who are important managers of natural resources, will be major factors in constructive responses to climate change.
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A star-studded push for gender equality

During the United State of Women Summit, companies will discuss the gender-pay gap and developing programs for future female entrepreneurs.
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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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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.

Investing in girls is smart

Girls' human rights are abused and they are deprived of education in many countries around the world, yet educating girls is key to strong economies.
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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.