women’s empowerment

Three women posing in designer clothing (© Louellashop.com)

Makers of modest clothes find a niche in U.S. fashion

Modest fashion, once considered dowdy, is now anything but. Learn how retailers are catering to buyers who want stylish yet modest clothing.
A female farmer operating tilling machine (© Robic Upadhyaya/KISAN II)

Help rural women, help feed the world

Greater prosperity and more food can come from simple things. Better seeds, a little credit and a road to market will empower rural women.
Rasha Rady and Doaa Aref in hijabs seated at laptop on table (© Womena)

Young Egyptian entrepreneurs make a global difference

Meet Doaa Aref, Heba Assem, and Riham Adel. These Egyptian entrepreneurs are changing the economy for Middle Eastern and North African youth.
Woman checking on babies in incubators (Courtesy of Syrian American Medical Society/SAMS)

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.
Two people playing chess while seated as group of people stand and watch (© Album/Alamy)

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.
Woman holding ginger and smiling (USAID NEAT)

Strengthening cooperatives supports workers worldwide

The United States supports cooperatives around the world. Learn more about the business model that gives workers access to tools and resources to succeed.
G7 leaders in business attire standing in line on beach (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

G7 leaders commit to countering climate change

Leaders from the G7 nations announced new partnerships and initiatives to tackle climate change around the world. Learn more here.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74% of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
Kazi Mannan standing outside his restaurant (© Kazi Mannan)

Pakistani entrepreneurs flourish in the U.S.

Meet Kazi Mannan, Khalida Brohi, Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali — entrepreneurs from Pakistan who moved to the United States to pursue their dreams.