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Ending gender-based online violence

Learn more about the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse, created after the 2021 Summit for Democracy.
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State Department’s historic plan to advance equity in U.S. foreign policy

Learn more about the Biden-Harris administration's efforts to ensure racial minorities and underserved communities are protected worldwide.
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LGBTQI+ champions in South and Central Asia

Four activists lead efforts to protect the human rights of the LGBTQI+ community through art, litigation and public service
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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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Meet Jessica Stern, U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights...

Learn more about Jessica Stern, the new U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons, and her priorities for the role.
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9 ways USAID strengthens democracy [photo gallery]

See USAID in action through these award-winning photos of programs in Georgia, Serbia, Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq, Mongolia and Jamaica.
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Number of LGBTQI+ elected officials is growing in the United States

A new report shows that the number of LGBTQI+ elected officials in national, state and local government roles continues to rise in the U.S.
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Why do many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?

Read on to learn why it matters what pronouns you use to refer to people and how the United States embraces sharing pronouns.
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Love is love: How same-sex marriage became a right in the...

The U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage was a major milestone on the path to equal rights for LGBTQI+ Americans.