Person cutting end of knotted thread from embroidered cloth (© Two Neighbors)

Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.
Police officer interrogating people at an emergency scene (State Dept.)video

April 18: Changing the response to sexual assault [webchat]

Join this live, one-hour discussion with U.S. law enforcement representatives to learn how they address sexual assault cases in their communities.
Lebanese woman holding sign against domestic violence (AP Images)

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...
Two women seated, talking to an audience (Official White House photo by Andrea Hanks)

Trump administration acts to close the ‘digital gender gap’

Getting more women connected to the internet can help pull their families out of extreme poverty. A new USAID initiative is trying to find ways to do just that.
Iranian woman at desk (State Dept.)video

Iranian women: Before and after Islamic Revolution [video]

Meet a few of the remarkable women who were thriving in Iran before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979.
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.
Three young girls holding flags in front of wall holding cartoon (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

‘Remarkable’ progress as U.S. marks World AIDS Day [infographics]

The U.S. has taken large strides to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS across the world. Learn more about how a government program is saving lives.
Ghanian woman standing outside of building (Douglas Gritzmacher/USAID)

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.
Affiong Williams standing in profile, smiling (Bobby Neptune for USAID)

Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit: Creating jobs along with healthy snacks

Learn how a Nigerian woman is creating jobs through a U.S.-backed program that helped her grow her dried fruit-and-nut business.