On gender equality, dads make a difference

How will you observe International Women's Day on March 8? Start by noticing where women's voices are absent and speak up for gender parity.

Women are key environmental managers

Women, who are important managers of natural resources, will be major factors in constructive responses to climate change.
Woman and young girl looking at book (© UNICEF Afghanistan/2016/Sheida)

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.

5 ways to keep girls in school

Educating girls increases developing countries' income growth and results in health and security payoffs for them and their families.
Maria Daume wearing camouflage makeup and military uniform (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Greg Thomas)

From Russia to the Marines, her next stop is infantry school

Born in a Russian prison, Maria Daume has become one of the first women to graduate from U.S. Marine Corps basic training and qualify for infantry school.
Kelly Craft at microphone (© Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept./Michael Gross)

Pompeo reasserts ban on funding abortions with U.S. dollars

In a March 26 announcement, Secretary Pompeo says U.S. foreign aid agreements will explicitly prohibit the use of funds for abortion-related advocacy.

It’s time to end FGM/C

More than 125 million women and girls are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting, also known as FGM/C. Most were age 15...