Gen. Ann Dunwoody, then commanding general of US Army Material Command, speaks as singer Alicia Keys looks on during a roundtable discussion with students at Dunbar High School in Washington, DC, on March 19, 2009.
Gen. Ann Dunwoody wasn't even sure she wanted to be in the military at first, but the professionalism and leadership of her first co-workers put her on the path to becoming the first woman to be a four-star general. Yet she acknowledges many female service members still need fair treatment.
Priya Agrawal
Some of the problems facing women are older than recorded time. Some are completely new. PRI caught up with activists trying to tackle the whole gamut at the Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit in New York. Here's a glimpse of what was on their minds.
Jumaane Cook
Obamacare has been in places for several years now, but many consumers still aren't getting the coverage they're entitled to. A new study found that many health plans aren't providing mandated free services, and others are outright excluding some people from certain guaranteed coverage.
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Twenty-three-year-old Jairisa Sanchez is bucking the odds for women in Nicaragua, which has some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and violence against women in the Americas. When she’s not working as a graphic designer, Sanchez is a rare graffitera, a female graffiti artist.
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Nigerian photographer J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere died last year at the age of 83, but he left behind more than 1,000 black-and-white photos of African hairstyles spanning half a century.
Mariam Adil (far right) onstage at a Clinton Global Initiative University's conference with President Bill Clinton and other commitment makers. Image courtesy GRID Website
Mariam Adil, a young entrepreneur, is making waves, challenging stereotypes in the gaming industry. Her mission: By letting gaming become more inclusive, the industry can do so much more to advance social progress.
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Sometimes, taking off your headscarf is more difficult than putting it on, says Mona Eltahawy, who says in a new book that the Middle East needs a sexual revolution.
Controversial Protein World poster
Are you beach body ready? That's the question on an ad that has provoked a backlash against a British company that opponents say is body-shaming consumers, instead of helping them get fit.
It's easy to say sex workers are in the wrong line of work in Thailand. But what if there are no better options?
Statue of Liberty
Twitter lights up with reaction to the story of a Muslim schoolgirl in France who was sent home from school for wearing a long black skirt to class. School authorities, citing concern over France's secularity law, asked her to leave and come back with a more neutral outfit. See some creative photo-protests using the hashtag #JePorteMaJupeCommeJeVeux -"I wear my skirt as I please."

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