Esperanza Spalding standing with a bass, with explanatory text underneath (State Dept./D. Woolverton. Photo: AP Images)

Here’s a free poster saluting women in music

Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding exemplifies women making history in fields that were once nearly exclusively male, like jazz.
Brightly dressed young girls from Kano, Nigeria (© Videoblocks)

Keeping Nigerian youths from Boko Haram’s clutches [video]

The president of the American University in Nigeria brought Muslim and Christian leaders together to meet the needs of refugees from Boko Haram's terror.
Miniature barn depicting man hanging from noose (State Dept./S.L. Brukbacher)

Murders in miniature: The woman who advanced forensic science

Frances Glessner Lee became the "godmother of forensic science" with her miniature studies of unexplained death. A museum exhibition tells her story.

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.
Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Person writing on pavement with chalk (© Paul Zinken/dpa/Getty Images)

Putting an end to street harassment everywhere

Learn about how three organizations are tackling street harassment of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
Crowd of women protesters with snow falling (© Hengameh Golestan/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Iranian women’s strength on display at Smithsonian exhibit

Take a look at life in Iran through the artistic expression of Iranian female photographers in a popular exhibit at an art gallery in Washington.