U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo says that after a period of pandemic and racial tension, she finds comfort and lessons in poetry.
Women around the world are defending human rights and the rule of law. Meet 12 who will be honored with International Women of Courage Awards.
Two Uyghur women are publishing accounts of their experiences in camps in the People's Republic of China. Learn their stories.
Advocates in South and Central Asia push for more transparent governance. Learn more about them and how the U.S. supports their efforts.
Meet six Black women who have written, edited or produced some of America's best literary work of the past 40 years.
Learn about how three organizations are tackling street harassment of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Sara Minkara built a career as an advocate for people with disabilities. Learn what she is doing now at the State Department.
A State Department-funded program in Brazil taught 90 women how to build their businesses. Learn more here.
As we look back on 2021, we say farewell to many notable Americans who left their mark on the world. Here are a few of those trailblazers.