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Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne in 2020. In a social media post on Tuesday, she described her alleged assault ten years ago at the hands of one of the country's most powerful Communist Party officials, Zhang Gaoli. Bai Xue/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Saleema Rehman stands outside Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Afghan refugee of Turkmen origin has won UNHCR's Nansen Award for her work helping refugee moms and babies in Pakistan. Betsy Joles for NPR hide caption

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M. dances at a go-go bar. She was working as a topless dancer — and also as a sex worker — in the tourist city of Pattaya, Thailand, until the bar closed down in January. She decided to return to her hometown to look for work in a different sector. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Volunteers and trainees with the group Bikeygees at a park in Berlin in July. The organization teaches refugee women in Germany how to ride bikes. Trainee Shapol Bakir-Rasoul, a refugee from Iraq, holds up a Bikeygees sign with founder Annette Krüger, right. Behind them in yellow is volunteer Shaha Khalef, a refugee from Iraq. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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'A Beautiful Feeling': Refugee Women In Germany Learn The Joy Of Riding Bikes

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Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, China. A female employee at the tech company is alleging that she was sexually assaulted by her manager. Long Wei/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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From left: Giovanna Basso, Mofiyin Onanuga, Emma Fetzer and Joanne Lee are teen leaders for the U.N.-sponsored gender equality group Girl Up. They attended Girl Up's virtual conference last week, which featured Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as a guest speaker. Giovanna Basso, Mofiyin Onanuga, Emma Fetzer, Joanne Lee hide caption

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Pooja Sharma (center) and her two daughters, Lata, 14, and Yukti, 12, sit in front of a portrait of Sharma's late husband and the girls' father, Manmohan. He died from COVID-19 in April, leaving Sharma to fend for her family by herself. Pooja Sharma hide caption

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From left: Home cooked food at Srabasti Ghosh's home, ready for delivery. A volunteer delivers food to COVID-19 patients outside their home. Ghosh (right) with a friend who has joined to help. Srabasti Ghosh hide caption

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Marissa Tuping, a rural midwife, and Risa Calibuso, right, arrive in Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital on July 21. Calibuso gave birth to her son moments later. Xyza Cruz Bacani For NPR hide caption

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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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