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.
Silhouette of woman with head resting on hand (© AP Images)

Gender inequality raises risks of HIV infection

In some countries, girls are up to 14 times more likely than their male counterparts to be infected with HIV. Learn why gender inequality plays a role.
Person adjusting puppet's head scarf (© AP Images)

Giving voice to Sesame Street’s first Afghan Muppet

Meet puppeteers Mansoora Sherzad and Sima Sultani, who are bringing life to Zari, the newest Muppet on Sesame Street.
Girls holding up brightly colored cloth bags (© Jeana Nash)

Giving a million girls ‘their days back’

Learn how a major problem affecting the health, education and dignity of millions of women and girls around the world can be fixed right now.
Woman carrying baby wrapped in a blanket in the street (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

How the former Maduro regime hurts Venezuelan women

Nicolás Maduro's corruption and mismanagement place Venezuelan women and girls, whether at home or overseas, in harm's way.

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.
Secretary Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Matt Rourke/AP Images)

The U.S. stands with the Iranian people

The U.S. is supporting human rights in Iran after the regime's brutal crackdown on the Iranian people's expression of basic freedoms.
Person in headscarf standing in hallway of prison (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

‘Unbearable pain’ inside Iran’s prisons

What is it like inside Iran's notorious prisons? Widespread torture, rape and other inhumane conditions are rampant, groups say.
Hands holding documents (© Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

China coerces Uyghur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uyghur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.