girls’ education

Woman standing outdoors looking up and smiling (Courtesy of Mount Holyoke College)

Women’s colleges work for these scholars

What's it like going to a women's college in the United States? Three women with roots in the Middle East share their experiences.
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Mary McLeod Bethune’s extraordinary life

Learn more about the life of teacher, college president and activist Mary McLeod Bethune and her recent honorary statue in the U.S. Capitol.
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Empowering girls in Southeast Asia through STEM

In July, 70 female secondary school students from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines attended a State Department STEM camp.
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Title IX: Protecting equality in the U.S. for 50 years

What is Title IX and how does it apply to sectors beyond education and sports in the United States? Learn more here.
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Preparing Brazil’s next generation of women leaders

Power4Girls, a U.S. State Department program in Brazil, helps train hundreds of girls in leadership and business skills. Learn more.
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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.
Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
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TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.
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Why is the game of chess on fire in America?

Thanks to a combination of a hit Netflix limited series and the pandemic, chess surged in popularity among Americans during the past year.