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Finding strength through sports [webchat]

Talk with several female athletes and a sports reporter in a live, global webchat about “Finding Strength Through Sports" March 29 at 6 a.m. EDT.
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Batter up! These women are bringing baseball to Gaza.

Baseball has grown in popularity in the Middle East. In Gaza, interest in baseball turned out to be stronger among girls than boys.
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Ivanka Trump to attend Women’s Economic Summit in Berlin

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. She was invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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These inspiring Middle East activists combat gender-based violence

Activists in the Middle East are working to combat domestic violence in their communities. Read their inspiring stories and start your own group to...

‘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.
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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

November 25 starts 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It's an opportunity to remind others that equality isn't just a right. It helps all.
Meryl Streep hugging Michelle Obama from behind (White House/Amanda Lucidon)

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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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.
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What these young women took home to Africa after meeting Michelle...

Here are three women who met Michelle Obama during her trip to Morocco, and then visited her in Washington. They have plans to encourage girls to learn.