Women’s Empowerment

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Ending violence against women: A human rights imperative

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn how the U.S. is tackling this issue around the world.
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Baseball’s first female general manager makes history

Kim Ng has broken barriers and made history by becoming the first female general manager in baseball. She will lead the Miami Marlins starting in 2021.
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These women entrepreneurs spotted a need — and met it

Meet six U.S. businesswomen who run successful companies, and learn how they pursue their visions and approach their work.
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U.S. leads the way globally for women’s economic empowerment

31 countries have signed the U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Learn more about what this means for women around the world.
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Promoting women in science and tech boosts prosperity

Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.
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U.S. invests in e-commerce for African women

The United States will invest in Kasha, a digital company that helps women in rural Africa access health supplies. Learn about similar programs.
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U.S. empowers women to create lasting peace and security

The U.S. continues to build upon its 2017 Women, Peace, and Security Act by helping women around the world to be socially and economically empowered.
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First women graduated from U.S. military colleges 40 years ago

A law signed in 1975 allowed women to enter the previously all-male military academies. In 1980, the first women graduated.
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Advocating for women in a place of conflict

As a child, Rita M. Lopidia learned that women are usually the first victims of political conflict. Now she's won an award for building peace.