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Around the globe, many women and girls face barriers to fully participating in society. These include gender-based and intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, unmet health needs, and discrimination. RAND research has examined the needs of women refugees and migrants, gender disparities in health care, the effects of homelessness on women, and the impact of stress and activity levels in girls.

  • Two Honor Flight Kentucky Veterans at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., June 11, 2022, photo by Sgt. Jesse Elbouab/U.S. Army

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    Improving Support for Veteran Women

    There are two million U.S. veterans who are women, and that number is growing. Their military experiences and post-service needs often differ from those of men. How can policies and programs better support women veterans as they transition to civilian life?

    Sep 15, 2022

  • A woman picks up free groceries at La Colaborativa, a nonprofit organization providing food and housing assistance in Chelsea, Massachusetts, June 2, 2021, photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

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    The Marriage Plot

    For more than a quarter century, the U.S. government has been sending an unmistakable message to poor, single mothers: Get married. If America genuinely wants to address poverty and achieve gender equality, this has to change.

    Apr 4, 2022

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