women’s empowerment

Judith E. Heumann and Doudly Elius (State Dept./Sherry L. Brukbacher)

How one man is helping women with disabilities find a better...

Getting a job with a disability in Haiti can be difficult, especially for women. Learn how one man is empowering them with skills and support.
Young girl holding her newspaper (© Matthew Lysiak)

This 9-year-old knows how to get the story

While some American third-graders might pretend, Hilde Lysiak is a real journalist — reporting stories for the newspaper she created in her hometown.
Girl holding sign reading "#SheBelieves Equal Play Equal Pay" (© AP Images)

President Obama wants our best players in the game

If you eliminated half of a team, how strong would it be? That's the question President Obama raises when it comes to equal pay for both genders.

Educating girls pays off in big ways [video]

What would happen if the 62 million girls worldwide had access to an education? #LetGirlsLearn wants to give them the chance to reach their full potential.

How far will her success ripple out to others?

Education is a key path to women's empowerment. When girls and women are able to go to school and learn, their families and societies benefit.

Why we honor women of courage

The annual International Women of Courage Award is about more than the winners. Their examples inspire more women to make a difference in public service.

These women pull no punches

Yasmian Al-Sharshani, Carla Bustamante, Caroline Maher and Batoul Arnaout are working to change the face of sports in their countries.

Can you read this? Consider yourself lucky.

One of every five people in the world cannot read or write, unable to accomplish daily tasks like completing a job application. What can you do to help?

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....