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Results are Tagged with "Women and Girls Empowerment"

WEAmericas Initiative

The Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative and exchange elevates the economic status of women throughout the Western Hemisphere. WEAmericas was founded in the 2012 Summit of the Americas and brings women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States on an International Visitor Leadership Program.

Team USA Empowers Young Women and Girls

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Team USA comes back from their gold medal run in Pyeongchang to host a clinic for young girls in Northern Virginia.

International Women of Courage: Malebogo Molefhe

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2017 International Women of Courage awardee Malebogo Molefhe speaks about gender equality and advocate against gender based violence. Here she tells her story.

Waleska Aldana Segura, a physics professor in Guatemala, is #HiddenNoMore

Growing up in Guatemala, Waleska Aldana Segura was often the only girl in her physics classes. Now she teaches physics teachers, and mentors young students interested in careers in STEM.

Hidden No More: Irina Sthapit

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Irina Sthapit is an Electronics and Communication Engineer and an educator from Nepal, who teaches children how to build antennas.

Hidden No More: Empowering International Women Leaders in STEM

Learn how 48 women in STEM from 48 different countries came together through a State Department exchange program to advocate for gender equality and build a global network supporting women and girls in STEM.

Participant Perspective: Global Entrepreneurship Summit

James Morrissey, a 2011 alumnus of the Critical Language Scholarship Program, shares his insights on entrepreneurship and attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

International Women of Courage 2017

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Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk.

International Women of Courage Jestina Mukoko

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In March 2010 Jestina Mukoko was one of ten human rights defenders honored in the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, she returned as an alumni in 2016.

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