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.
Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women
Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.
An uptick in hiring by women employers
Women-owned businesses with employees are hiring at increasing rates, recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
NASA women astronauts make history
Two U.S. female astronauts made history walking on the International Space Station without a male crewmate.
How much do you know about U.S. U.N. ambassadors? [quiz]
Test your skills about the men and women who have held the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Don't worry. We give hints.
What does a U.S. representative to the U.N. do?
The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations presented her credentials to the secretary-general. What will she be doing at the U.N.?
State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....
Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
Meet Joy Harjo, the new U.S. poet laureate
Joy Harjo, a Native American poet, playwright and musician, has been named the new U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress.
China’s last empresses debut in U.S. exhibit
Beijing's Palace Museum has lent the Smithsonian paintings, embroidered gowns and other items dating from China's Qing Dynasty for an exhibit on empresses.