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Joan Garcia became pregnant at 14 and gave birth at 15. She and her child travel by raft between the two shacks where they live in Navotas fish port on Manila Bay. Hannah Reyes Morales for NPR hide caption

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Eliza Chikoti, 24, is a mentor to high school girls in Malawi. She is helping girls through their personal problems amid the pandemic — and encouraging them to stay in school. Anke Adams hide caption

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Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

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Surrounded by some members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19 in March in the Rose Garden. Of the 27 task force members, two are women, standing to Trump's left: Dr. Deborah Birx and Seema Verma (holding the sheaf of papers). Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elham Mansori, Florence Poya, Nahida Khajazadeh and Somaya Farooqi, members of the Afghan Dreamers, are building a mechanized version of the hand-operated ventilator. The Digital Citizen Fund hide caption

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All-Girl Robotics Team In Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator ... With Car Parts

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A newborn baby girl receives treatment for the gun wound in her right leg received during the attack on a maternity clinic in Kabul this week. The gunmen killed her mother. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Scottish Parliament member Monica Lennon (right) joins supporters of the Period Products bill she sponsored, at a rally outside Parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday. The legislation would make Scotland the first country in the world to make products like pads and tampons freely available. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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A woman holds a poster in support of Swaiti Maliwal, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women. Maliwal is demanding justice for victims and survivors of rape. In India in 2017, the most recent year for which data was available, there were nearly 33,000 cases of rape reported, according to national crime statistics. But most rape cases in India, as in many parts of the world, go unreported. Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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A lighter moment on a serious day: the presentation of a Global Girls' Bill of Rights at the U.N. Left to right: Six of the young women who helped draft the document: Faith Nwando, 17; Djellza Pulatani, 17; Olivia Lombardo, 16; Angelica Morales, 21; Kanchan Amatya, 22; and Vishakha Agrawal, 20. Yana Paskova for NPR hide caption

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Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani activist who fled the country after being threatened for taking a stand against sexual violence perpetrated by security forces. She was photographed in Brooklyn, where she is now seeking asylum. Tim McDonnell/NPR hide caption

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First lady Rula Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Earlier this year, she helped free more than 190 Afghan women and girls imprisoned for failing the virginity test after reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid brought it to her attention in October. Kiana Hayeri/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Disability activists from around the world attended a seminar in Oregon. From left, Joyce Peter of Vanuatu, Sidonie Nduwimana of Burundi,, Wendy Beatriz Caishpal Jaco of El Salvador, Gina Rose Balanlay of the Philippines (standing) and Raluca Oancea of Romania. Aparna Vidyasagar for NPR hide caption

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Police detain women during a protest in front of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi in May. The demonstration was in response to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's exoneration in a sexual harassment case. Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Jamaica's Reggae Girlz celebrate winning a penalty kick shootout against Panama to advance to this year's Women's World Cup. Richard W. Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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Underdog 'Reggae Girlz' Make History at Women's World Cup

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Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand and gender equality champion, takes a selfie with attendees of the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver. Sonia Narang for NPR hide caption

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Manisha Jaisi, 16, poses at the shed outside her house where she sleeps when she has her period. Jaisi got her period two months after her neighbor, Dambara Upadhyay, died of unknown causes while sleeping in a similar shed in 2016. Jaisi says she never goes without her phone in the shed because she's scared after Upadhyay's death. Sajana Shrestha for NPR hide caption

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Why It's Hard To Ban The Menstrual Shed

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Somali American and Muslim model Halima Aden wears a burkini for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, sparking both praise and criticism on social media. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Naju Dorma, 73, and Lacuo Dorma, 66, belong to the Mosuo society in China, where grandmothers head up households. They're posing in traditional garb in their village of Luoshui. Karolin Klüppel hide caption

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Melinda Gates at a panel discussion in New York in February. She is the author of a new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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Melinda Gates On Marriage, Parenting And Why She Made Bill Drive The Kids To School

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