Women’s Empowerment

Men and women in long robes in street (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.
Woman astronaut surrounded by electronics (NASA)

NASA schedules its first women-only spacewalk

Meet the two female astronauts who will make history March 29. They will leave the International Space Station for a seven-hour spacewalk.
Two people standing in bucket by power lines (Claire Novak)

Women break boundaries in the energy sector

USAID is working in nine countries to increase the number of women in the energy sector,  especially in higher-paying technical and leadership positions.
Melania Trump and Mike Pompeo standing in center of line of women on stage (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Iranians honored at Women of Courage awards

Women of Iran receive special recognition for their persistent fight for their rights at the 2019 International Women of Courage Awards.
David Malpass smiling (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. nominee to lead World Bank is a champion of reforms

Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass is President Trump's nominee to lead the World Bank and keep pushing it to help the poorest people.
Large group of men and women standing with right hands raised (© Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Get to know the 116th Congress

In four graphics, we take a look at the 116th Congress, including the historic number of women, as well as a bit about their backgrounds.
Blue and white race car (© Joe Portlock/Getty Images)

U.S. firm powered new, electric race cars in Saudi event

A historic Saudi town was the stage for an international E-Prix for electric race cars. American ingenuity propelled them over the finish line.
Two rock guitarists performing onstage (© David Richard/AP Images)

Rock greats await Hall of Fame’s verdict [video]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first honorees gave birth to rock, rhythm and blues. New members soon will be announced.
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 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.