This Courageous One-Woman Protest Challenged Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan

By Gaisu Yari Kubra Khademi designed and wore an exaggerated breast and buttock armor in a crowded street of Kabul to condemn violence against women. Related posts: Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War Women in Afghanistan Protest Lack of Representation in Cabinet #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed […]

Prepared Remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama for International Women of Courage Award

By The White House Note: Due to inclement weather, the International Women of Courage event has been cancelled. Please see the First Lady’s prepared remarks below. Remarks of First Lady Michelle ObamaAs Prepared for Delivery International Women of Courage Award Washington, DC March 5th, 2015 It is such a pleasure and an honor to be […]

Join an InstaMeet at the White House

By Kori Schulman Calling all Instagram users: For the first time ever, the White House is joining a Worldwide InstaMeet! On the weekend of March 21, people all over the world will meet up and take photos together as part of the 11th Worldwide InstaMeet. To celebrate, we’re inviting some of our Instagram followers to […]

Boehner, other U.S. House leaders, urge aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and other Republican and Democratic House leaders urged U.S. President Barack Obama to quickly authorize military aid for Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed separatists, according to a letter released on Thursday. Source: Boehner, other U.S. House leaders, urge aid to Ukraine

In U.S., Pope’s Popularity Continues to Grow

By Pew Research Center Nearly two years into his papacy, Pope Francis continues to be widely popular: Seven-in-ten Americans view him favorably, including 90% of U.S. Catholics. Source: In U.S., Pope’s Popularity Continues to Grow