U.S. DENIED VISAS FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ALL-GIRL ROBOTICS TEAM. LOOK WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

It is extremely difficult to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan; however, this did not stop Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team from working hard and accomplishing their goals. For months, a team of teenage girls had been working to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition […]

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LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Suzanne Koven wrote a letter for women and girls aspiring to become doctors. The letter details the many hardships we will have to face on our journey; however, it leaves a beautiful message about hard work and accepting oneself. I found my purpose through medicine, and I believe that it is an active form […]

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MORE THAN 60 WOMEN ARE CONSIDERING SUING GOOGLE, CLAIMING SEXISM AND A WAGE GAP

More than 60 current and former Google employees are considering suing Google for sexism and pay disparities against women, as the company is struggling with a crisis over alleged discrimination. Over the weekend, an employee at Google, who has now been fired, wrote a controversial memo that claimed women had “biological issues” that prevented them from […]

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LET GIRLS LEARN

Today, the Trump administration announced the discontinuation of the signature girls education initiative that was led by former first lady Michelle Obama. The “Let Girls Learn” program was created in order to help facilitate the educational opportunities for young girls in developing countries. It was a platform that advocated for peace and equality. The Peace […]

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MARCH FOR SCIENCE

Scientists, students, and researchers protested against Donald Trump’s threats of budget cuts. The advocates rallied on Earth Day in order to convey a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and to promote the necessary spending to make future breakthroughs possible. The March for Science is a celebration of science. It praises and defends science and its integrity. It is […]

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WOMEN CHANGE THE WORLD. STAY IN STEM.

Today is International Women’s Day. In some countries, this holiday involves women receiving flowers and gifts from all the men in their lives; however, in others, women will protest and demand policy changes–particularly in the nations where women’s rights are newly under threat. For instance, in the United States, women are going on strike in […]

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Today, Donald Trump signed an anti-abortion executive order that has severe and far-reaching consequences for women’s reproductive health access worldwide. Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving United States funding to international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that […]

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