Members of Project Soar pose for a photo in Morocco. State Department photo

Project Soar empowers teenage girls in rural Morocco

The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative’s (MEPI) Project Soar is one of the most successful women empowerment projects in Morocco. The project empowers nearly 700 teenage girls from 26 economically disadvantaged semi-rural villages in Morocco...

Department hosts Veterans Day event

Department of State employee affinity group, Veterans@State, and the Office of Civil Rights hosted a Veterans Day event, Nov. 30. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided remarks, and Ambassador Matthew Klimow from Embassy Turkmenistan—a...
To improve accessibility and increase the number of lactation rooms for nursing mothers, the Bureau of Human Resources (HR) in coordination with the Bureau of Administration opened a new lactation room on the second floor of the Harry S. Truman building. A joint ribbon cutting ceremony commenced with remarks by DGHR Carol Z. Perez and Assistant Secretary Carrie Cabelka, Oct. 30. “Opening one more lactation room is important for our nursing mothers. Thank you to all who helped to make this happen,” said Perez. Currently, there are 29 lactation rooms at domestic facilities, in addition to 109 designated lactation spaces at posts worldwide. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez

New lactation room unveiled in Main State

To improve accessibility and increase the number of lactation rooms for nursing mothers, the Bureau of Human Resources (HR) in coordination with the Bureau of Administration opened a new lactation room on the second...

Embassy Bujumbura promotes socio-economic empowerment

Ambassador Melanie Higgins (front, third from left) joined program participants at the Ministry of Gender and U.N. Population Fund in the official launch of the “Nje Mu Bandi” Center in Burundi, March 25. The...

Embassy Chisinau inaugurates renovated healthcare clinic

Deputy Chief of Mission Martin McDowell inaugurated the renovated Healthcare Clinic in the village of Dubasarii Vechi, Moldova, May 21. The $160,000 project, funded by U.S. Armed Forces European Command and implemented through Embassy...

Embassy Phnom Penh hosts YSEALI orientation

Embassy Phnom Penh’s public affairs section hosted a pre-departure orientation for seven professionals selected for the Spring 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professionals Fellowship program in the United States, June 9. Their...
The speakers are shown on a screen on the left, while a laptop has the ADA 31 logo on it in front.

Employees highlight 31st anniversary of the ADA in panel event

In commemoration of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (bottom center) hosted and moderated a virtual roundtable featuring four Department...

Flashback: March 1998

The contributions of women in society was the primary focus of State Magazine’s March 1998 issue. In addition to feature articles on International Women’s Day and the Office of Women’s Issues, the magazine highlighted...

Special Envoy helps secure first nationwide truce in Yemen

In April 2022, Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking (far right in right photo) helped secure the first nationwide truce in the Yemen conflict in six years. This truce is a major milestone in...

Sports program promotes dialogue between women in Israel

Sponsored by Embassy Jerusalem, the NGO Friendship League for Culture and Sports engages religious and secular Jewish and Arabic women from all over Israel, in the team sport catchball. More than 800 women are...

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