Women’s Empowerment

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Women tackle firefighting’s risks and rewards

Women in the United States are rising up the ranks of firefighting and leading all-female crews in a field traditionally dominated by men. Learn more here.
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5 ways USAID empowers women as leaders against climate crisis

When they have a seat at the table, women contribute to decisionmaking on natural resources and potential climate solutions.
Portrait of Barbara Watson (© HIAS)

Barbara Watson paved the way for women and Black diplomats

Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.