Women make history in 2014 midterm elections

This year’s U.S. midterm elections, held November 4, created a number of historic firsts for women. Midterm elections, when U.S. voters decide on candidates...

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.

Great things happen when tech women get together

Talented women in the tech field sometimes have a hard time finding the mentoring and support they need. The TechWomen initiative is working to change that...

For these women, staying silent just wasn’t an option

The 10 winners of the State Department's 2015 International Women of Courage award take pride in knowing they have helped improve the lives of...
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A Broadway performance from Michelle Obama and friends

First lady Michelle Obama went to Broadway on September 19 and tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world.
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Domestic abuse harms whole communities

If there is no place to escape, victims of domestic violence must either submit or fight back, inviting further abuse. Shelters are a basic community need.

Investing in Middle Eastern women to strengthen society

What’s a good way to strengthen a country’s economy? For starters, empower half the population. “It’s very simple: If women are able to thrive, societies...

These women pull no punches

Yasmian Al-Sharshani, Carla Bustamante, Caroline Maher and Batoul Arnaout are working to change the face of sports in their countries.

What is a woman of courage?

“One of the highlights of my year,” said Michelle Obama.  “You only have to look around the room today to see how strong women...