Woman harvesting corn (Ana Christina Chaclán/Buena Milpa Project)

How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.
Smiling woman racing in lightweight wheelchair on a track (© Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Scoring gains for disability rights on and off the track

The experiences of two women Paralympians show how competitive sports can open up opportunities and change the lives of people with disabilities.
People walking up steps between military cordons (State Dept.)

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.
Statement on risk of human trafficking near Venezuela, photo of woman on phone covering her eyes (© Dolores Ochoa/AP Images)

The risk of human trafficking for Venezuelan women [infographic]

At a conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis, a State Department official laid out the dangers to women caused by the former Maduro regime.

At the top of the world, she vows to help others...

"Will I last long enough?" wondered Ilina Arsova. The 30-year-old Macedonian was into her third week climbing Mount Everest, with “warm” days of minus 16...

‘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.
Man in field holding bundle of rice stalks above his head (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

At 50, Bangladesh lifts millions from poverty

Bangladesh has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty in the last 15 years. Learn how the United States continues to support the country.
Image of helmeted woman holding staff with flag as cape (State Dept.)

A huge step forward for women voters turns 100 [video]

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. Learn how this was the first step to ensuring all women could vote in the U.S.
Movie scene showing crowd of women walking down hallway (© Hopper Stone/Twentieth Century Fox)

Science, math heroines are hidden no more

The movie "Hidden Figures" on women's unsung role in launching the U.S. space program now is inspiring female scientists and STEM advocates worldwide.