Afghanistan alone is allocated one-fifth of the aid — $16 per woman in that country.
Special programs are helping men and women in Colombia learn how to connect with, understand and forgive those on the other side of the decades-long civil war.
Unlike other wars, as many as 40 percent of the Colombian guerrilla forces are women. Many join the ranks to seek protection.
As a portion of its aid budget, the US doesn't give a high amount to programs supporting gender equality. But in absolute dollars, the US is the largest provider of aid focused on gender equality.
When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.
Pakistan's US-backed campaign against terrorists in its tribal areas forced this family from home. But it's not all bad news.
How a US drone strike upended the life of a 12-year-old Pakistani girl.
Feminist foreign policies are spreading as world leaders recognize the critical role women play in ensuring peace and security.
This Pakistani politician got into office on a women's quota system. Now she's giving millions of women a leg up.
Ninth-graders in the "immigrant city" of Lawrence, Massachusetts dig into global gender issues during a Model UN meeting.
When a woman is elected to lead a country, it jumpstarts the future prospects for women politicians all down the ballot.
She was a teenager in Afghanistan during 9/11. US intervention in Afghanistan and subsequent foreign policy has reshaped the life of young Afghan women.
More female police officers means more stability for everyone, researchers say. Meet one policewoman in Pakistan helping to bear that out.