women & girls
In most countries, boys are more likely than girls to excel in math and science. That is starting to change, thanks to a push by countries and educators.
Human trafficking is a scourge of the modern world. But U.S. cities and states are taking steps to combat this $150-billion-a-year enterprise.
Afghan artisans demonstrate their skills in painting and various crafts in a museum exhibition in Washington, courtesy of a British charity.
The inaugural gown worn by the first lady offers an initial hint about her fashion sense and helps indicate the tone of the incoming administration.
Here are three women who met Michelle Obama during her trip to Morocco, and then visited her in Washington. They have plans to encourage girls to learn.
Violence against women and girls is a serious problem worldwide, but it is preventable through effective laws that protect them.
Gender-based violence victimizes one out of three women worldwide. A new initiative challenges everyone to take action to end this worldwide scourge.
Hira Batool Rizvi co-founded She`Kab, Pakistan’s first shared taxi service for women, which provides safe, affordable and reliable transportation to work.
International agreements have helped protect women's human rights, but in many countries women and girls are still denied basic freedoms.