Women are key environmental managers

Women, who are important managers of natural resources, will be major factors in constructive responses to climate change.

Most beauty queens say they want to fight for human rights....

Kimberley Motley didn't go outside the United States until 2008. That’s when she learned about a State Department program to train and mentor lawyers...
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Educating girls pays off in big ways [video]

What would happen if the 62 million girls worldwide had access to an education? #LetGirlsLearn wants to give them the chance to reach their full potential.

It shouldn’t be dangerous to let girls learn

Being a schoolgirl is dangerous in many places, while in others girls do not get educational opportunities. Their communities, not just the girls, lose out.

It’s time to end FGM/C

More than 125 million women and girls are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting, also known as FGM/C. Most were age 15...
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Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott sing about girl power [video]

Michelle Obama is joined by rapper Missy Elliott to sing karaoke and spread the message about girls' education and empowerment.

Why we honor women of courage

The annual International Women of Courage Award is about more than the winners. Their examples inspire more women to make a difference in public service.

At the top of the world, she vows to help others...

"Will I last long enough?" wondered Ilina Arsova. The 30-year-old Macedonian was into her third week climbing Mount Everest, with “warm” days of minus 16...

Women can make government better

Women contribute significantly to civil society, yet around the world their representation in government is limited.