Women’s Issues

 

Policy and Programs

The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) is committed to advancing the rights of women and girls as a central focus of U.S. diplomatic, development and defense interests.

The work of the office is organized based on four pillars: 1) Promoting the full engagement of women in the political and economic spheres; 2) Mitigating the impact of violence against women; 3) Addressing underlying socio-economic problems, including women’s access to health and education, food security, and global problems such as climate change; and 4) Ensuring that women are integrated as equal participants in reconciliation, post-conflict reconstruction and development in areas affected by conflict. (read more)


Additional Documents

Women Should Reach Out to Women, Reporter Says
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Milestones in U.S. Women’s History
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Facts on Advancing Women’s, Girls’ Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy
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U.S. Promotes Women as Change Agents
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Innovation Awards Help Women Help Women
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State Department Initiative to Prepare Women for Public Service
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Clinton Condemns Violence Toward Women, Calls Women Peacemakers
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Nongovernmental Sector Helps Write U.S. Plan on Women and Peace
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  • Videos

The Women in Public Service Project
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This video was produced by the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs in December 2011. It features U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Carol Christ, president of Smith College; and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

America Out West: Women’s Barrel Racing
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A short video featuring a unique story of women’s empowerment – also available with Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Persian captions. (YouTube)

  • Publications

Making Their Mark: Black Women Leaders
eJournal

Women of Influence
Book

  • Fact Sheets

State Dept. Fact Sheet on Women in Public Service Project
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White House on U.S. Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
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Fact Sheet: Clinton at APEC Women and the Economy Summit
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  • External Links

2012 National Women’s History Month
The National Women’s History Project

Celebrating International Women’s Day Around the Globe
Women for Women International

International Women’s Day:

UN WomenWatch
UN

History of International Women’s Day
UN

DOS: Office of Global Women’s Issues
State.gov

USAID: Office of Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment
USAID

Women & Health
USAID

Women in the Arts:

National Portrait Gallery:  Women of Our Time
Twentieth Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists

DOS: Office of Global Women’s Issues
State.gov

USAID: Office of Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment
USAID

Women & Health
USAID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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