It’s not about the award. It’s about women’s lives.

Saba Qaiser was nearly killed by her family for marrying against their wishes. She miraculously survived, and now a documentary film tells her story.
Peggy Whitson in space suit (© AP Images)

U.S. astronaut sets record as oldest woman in space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson just became the oldest woman in space, adding to her long list of barrier-breaking records.

Governments can help women achieve equality

Government institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are important for women to earn equal rights and opportunities worldwide.

Investing in Middle Eastern women to strengthen society

What’s a good way to strengthen a country’s economy? For starters, empower half the population. “It’s very simple: If women are able to thrive, societies...
Melania Trump walking across stage (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

First lady honors global women of courage

First lady Melania Trump, bestowing the secretary of state's 2018 International Women of Courage Award, explains why this year's honorees are role models for everyone.
Image of Dream Chaser Cargo System (Sierra Nevada)

Meet the woman behind this spaceship

The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. The woman leading that effort came to the U.S. from Turkey.
Woman carrying child crossing a river (© David Peinado/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.
Woman holding microphone on stage (© Paco Solsona/Google)

Business hub tackles Ecuador’s social, environmental issues

Daniela Peralvo co-founded a company that helps solve some of Ecuador's problems, mentors existing entrepreneurs, and grooms future leaders.

‘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.