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A doctor holds an intrauterine device
Newsy / Andrew ShaferSci/Health

How IUDs Became One Of Doctors' Top Contraceptive Choices

A woman in Saudi Arabia holds up her new driver's license
Saudi Arabia GovernmentWorld

As Some Saudi Women Prepare To Drive, Vocal Activists Are Behind Bars

Men walk by the London Stock Exchange
Getty ImagesWorld

The Excuses UK Companies Gave For Not Including Women On Their Boards

a diversity training
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

What Happens In A Diversity Training And How Success Is Measured

An Amazon sign and an NFL game
Getty ImagesSports

Why This NFL Diversity Rule Is Finding Its Way Into Tech Companies

A wedding dress
Katie Thomas / CC by 2.0U.S.

A Look At How And Why Child Marriage Still Happens In The US

Paulette Jordan
Facebook / Jordan for GovernorPolitics

The US Might Soon Have Its First Native American Governor

Money and a piggy bank
401kcalculator / CC BY-SA 2.0 feels alrightU.S.

Venture Capitalist Funds Often Overlook Certain Groups Of People

U.S. dollar bills
tom_bullock / CC BY 2.0U.S.

The Significance Of A $1 Award In Court

Spanish TV ad with Barack Obama
Obama For AmericaPolitics

Here's The Impact Of American Political Ads In Spanish

U.S. Capitol Building
Dustin Gaffke / CC by 2.0Politics

Women Are Filling More Seats In US Congress Than Ever

Protester in Nicaragua
Jorge Mejía peralta / CC by 2.0World

Protests In Nicaragua Prove Young People There Are Politically Engaged

Sioux Ghost Dance
James P. Boyd / Philadelphia Publishers UnionU.S.

App Connects Users With Local Indigenous History

Painting of Saudi royalty
Getty ImagesWorld

Theaters In Saudi Arabia To Show Movies — But Not Without Censorship

Screenshot of Studio Ghibli film
Studio Ghibli / "Grave of the Fireflies"Entertainment

American Bombings In Japan Spurred This Influential Studio Ghibli Film

Two college students in cap and gowns
Aaron Hawkins / CC BY-ND 2.0U.S.

Food And Housing Isn't A Given For All US College Students

Epsy Campbell
Facebook / Epsy CampbellWorld

In A Historic Vote, Costa Rica Chooses A Black Woman Vice President

Malala Yousafzai on stage
Getty ImagesWorld

Malala Yousafzai Has Done A Lot In The Years Since She Was In Pakistan

Kim Denmark walks
Facebook / Kim Denmark's Walk Across AmericaU.S.

This Woman Is Walking Across The US To Help Homeless Veterans

Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook
Getty ImagesTech

Americans Suck At Naming Female Tech Leaders, Survey Finds

Woman takes a driving class in Saudi Arabia
Ford Driving Skills for LifeWorld

Saudi Women Are All About Cars As The Driving Ban There Is Set To End

Female candidates embrace in Chicago
Newsy / Sarah GirouxPolitics

Women Are Uniting To Overcome The Obstacles Of Running For Office

Martin County, Kentucky
Newsy / Sarah GirouxU.S.

The Past Haunts This Kentucky County's Water Supply

TV reporter Tahera Rahman
Voice of AmericaU.S.

This Hijab-Wearing American Reporter Is Making History

Flag from women's suffrage movement
The Children's Museum of IndianapolisU.S.

The Colors That Have Marked Women's Movements Throughout The Years

A man with a device to relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms

How Electric Pulses Can Help Fight The Opioid Crisis

A child does after-school yoga

Why Some Schools Are Swapping Out Traditional Punishment For Yoga

Woman grieves aftermath of shooting
Getty ImagesU.S.

Mass Shootings Bring Communities Of Tragedy Together

Anti-violence against women display
Getty ImagesPolitics

What A Trump Appointment Could Mean For This Anti-Violence Office

A woman protesting with menstrual pad
Twitter / @C_Dub_LoveU.S.

A Male Representative In Arizona Is Getting Tampons In His Mailbox