Women’s Empowerment

Two women in stadium crowd holding sign stating 'Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums' (© Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian woman dies after trying to watch a soccer game

Iran is the only country in the world that bans women from entering sports stadiums. Female fans risk arrest and prison for trying to watch a game.
Crowd of women protesters with snow falling (© Hengameh Golestan/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Iranian women’s strength on display at Smithsonian exhibit

Take a look at life in Iran through the artistic expression of Iranian female photographers in a popular exhibit at an art gallery in Washington.
Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern as John Sullivan and Marta Lucía Ramírez look on (© Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump, State’s Sullivan boost women in business

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Colombia is part of a White House initiative that aims to help women around the world reach their economic potential.
Callista Gingrich and Pope Francis exchanging document (© L'Osservatore Romano/AP Images)

35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

The partnership of the U.S. and the Vatican focuses on religious freedom, the fight against human trafficking, and the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Ivanka Trump watching women gather cocoa beans (© Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in women builds countries

The U.S. is launching 14 projects in 22 countries to help women develop job skills and become entrepreneurs. Investing in women pays big dividends.
Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
Melania Trump and Cindy Arlette Contreras standing among women (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women

Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.
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.