Michelle Obama and Amy Sherald unveiling portrait of Michelle Obama (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Black artists have always been an essential part of American culture

Learn more about Ella Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison, Rita Dove, Simone Leigh and Amy Sherald's lives and monumental cultural achievements here.
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Partnering to protect women in crisis

The U.S. is partnering with the United Nations and other organizations to help women suffering in humanitarian crises. Learn more about these efforts.
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7 women who are shaping Ukraine’s future

Meet seven women who are playing a significant role in the transformation of Ukraine into a prosperous, democratic and forward-looking country.
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Patti Morton: Pioneer for women at the U.S. State Department

"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
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October 18: Allies against human trafficking [webchat]

Join us on October 18 for a webchat on how the private sector can collaborate with government, law enforcement and NGOs to fight human trafficking.
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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.
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Linking Ghanaian villagers with global consumers

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that connects women from 21 African countries to markets in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Governments can help women achieve equality

Government institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are important for women to earn equal rights and opportunities worldwide.
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These women entrepreneurs spotted a need — and met it

Meet six U.S. businesswomen who run successful companies, and learn how they pursue their visions and approach their work.