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Our Mission

The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) has a mandate to promote the rights and empowerment of women and girls through U.S. foreign policy. Headed by an Ambassador-at-Large, the office leads the Department’s efforts to include women and girls in U.S. diplomacy, partnerships, and programs.

Secretary Pompeo (Mar. 7): "We’re here today to honor women of courage from all around the world who are standing tall in the fact of extraordinary adversity...Stories like these motivate and inspire us."

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Welcome to the new State.gov

Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.