women’s empowerment

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Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
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African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
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Women inventors you should know [video]

Meet inventors who have broken barriers in science and technology to create some of today’s common and critical inventions, including the refrigerator, solar home and data-processing software.
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Women who stood up to power

These eight women used nonviolent resistance and changed the course of history. Learn more about them as we honor Women's History Month.
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First lady honors global women of courage

First lady Melania Trump, bestowing the secretary of state's 2018 International Women of Courage Award, explains why this year's honorees are role models for everyone.
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Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
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This coffee is certified ‘female’

City Girl Coffee is the only U.S. brand that buys its beans exclusively from female coffee farmers. Learn more about an international movement to empower women farmers and expand their market share.
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Trump administration acts to close the ‘digital gender gap’

Getting more women connected to the internet can help pull their families out of extreme poverty. A new USAID initiative is trying to find ways to do just that.
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Marveling at Michelle Obama’s portrait, this girl captures hearts

A photo of Parker Curry, who is 2 years old, in front of a new portrait of Michelle Obama electrified social media and captured hearts around the globe.