gender-based violence

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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.
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Countering the ‘shadow pandemic’ of gender-based violence

Around the world rates of domestic violence have spiked during COVID-19. Learn how the U.S. is working to end this "shadow pandemic."
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U.S. gives global groups $580 million to combat COVID-19

Multilateral organizations are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Learn how the U.S. is supporting these vital efforts.
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Fostering equity and equality for all

The Biden-Harris administration has an ambitious 10-point strategy to achieve gender equity. See what the plan involves.
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Ending violence against women: A human rights imperative

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn how the U.S. is tackling this issue around the world.
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Partnering to protect women in crisis

The U.S. is partnering with the United Nations and other organizations to help women suffering in humanitarian crises. Learn more about these efforts.
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Advocating for women in a place of conflict

As a child, Rita M. Lopidia learned that women are usually the first victims of political conflict. Now she's won an award for building peace.
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A history of injustice: How Iran’s regime mistreats its people

February 20 is the observance of the World Day of Social Justice. See the broad swath of Iranian society that has suffered under the current regime.
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Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.