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2017 International Women of Courage awardee Malebogo Molefhe speaks about gender equality and advocate against gender based violence. Here she tells her story.
Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk.
In March 2010 Jestina Mukoko was one of ten human rights defenders honored in the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, she returned as an alumni in 2016.
May Sabe Phyu's bravery in the face of criminal charges, harassment, and fines for her leadership in advocating for the full and equal rights of women in ethnic and religious minorities in Burma earned her recognition as an International Woman of Courage.
Department of State honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage through the International Women of Courage Award
Video: Roshika Deo, of Fiji, is a 2014 U.S. Department of State International Women of Courage awardee. Roshika and her "Be the Change" political campaign are inspiring a new generation of Fijian women and youth to believe in democracy and the power of civic participation.
Each year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women who have played transformative roles in their societies, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide for championing human rights, women’s equality, and social progress.
On International Women's Day, Aneesa Ahmed became the second alumna of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program to win an award bestowed on only 46 women since its inception in 2007.