women’s empowerment

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4 ways the U.S. will boost women’s economic security worldwide

Learn more about the first U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security, which will help women and girls around the globe.
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How the climate crisis affects gender equity and equality

Learn how the State Department is helping to create a more equitable future for women and girls as the climate crisis worsens.
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How one African woman’s startup spurs new businesses

Thubelihle Ndlovu, who worked with the State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, helps women in Africa start businesses. Learn how.
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Helping women in Vietnam become academic leaders

Two Vietnamese women made history on a college campus in Vietnam when they obtained university leadership positions in fields where women are underrepresented. Do Thi...
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A Zimbabwean farmer gets ahead with STEM mentoring

Meet a TechWomen alumna who sees the connection between small farms and the wider community needs of food and economic sufficiency.
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AWE alumna’s app expands mental health care access

Lynia Huang created an app that uses artificial intelligence to help users diagnose and treat depression. Read more about her innovation.
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A program for the world’s hungry

David Beasley, who leads the largest humanitarian organization on the planet, explains why feeding vulnerable people fights more than hunger.
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Scientists in Africa working to end hunger

Meet four scientists in Africa involved in Feed the Future programs who are breaking barriers and sharing their discoveries to end hunger.
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The global scourge of gender-based violence

Learn more about what the Office of Global Women's Issues is doing to counter a surge of online and physical violence against women.