women’s empowerment

Wonder Woman holding shield and removing sword from scabbard (© 2017 Warner Bros./Clay Enos)

Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.
White-gloved hand holding saffron (© AP Images)

Rumi Spice: A U.S. business helping Afghanistan through trade

Three U.S. Army veterans are creating jobs in Afghanistan through their saffron-importing company, called Rumi Spice.
Malala Yousafzai, in red headscarf, holding microphone (© Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
Women standing in shallow ocean (© Marco Longari/AFP/Getty)

Despite laws, many women struggle for inheritance rights

Some societies still follow the tradition that a dead man's property goes to his adult sons or is repossessed by his family, completely bypassing women.
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Which country has the best women’s hockey team?

With the Winter Olympics looming in 2018, hockey fans look to Michigan, where eight nations are competing in the ice hockey Women’s World Championship.
Illustration of woman entering door marked with word "opportunity" (Library of Congress)

World War I propelled women into workforce and voting booths

World War I marked the beginning of a new era for American women, securing them the right to vote and opening up jobs previously reserved for men.
Ivanka Trump (© AP Images)

Ivanka Trump to attend Women’s Economic Summit in Berlin

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. She was invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Young woman wearing baseball cap and hijab swinging at a ball with a bat (© AP Images)

Batter up! These women are bringing baseball to Gaza.

Baseball has grown in popularity in the Middle East. In Gaza, interest in baseball turned out to be stronger among girls than boys.
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Gender inequality raises risks of HIV infection

In some countries, girls are up to 14 times more likely than their male counterparts to be infected with HIV. Learn why gender inequality plays a role.