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Results are Tagged with "International Women of Courage"

International Women of Courage 2017

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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.

International Women of Courage Jestina Mukoko

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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.

International Woman of Courage May Sabe Phyu

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.

International Women of Courage 2015

Dharma, International Women of Courage Awardee

Department of State honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage through the International Women of Courage Award

Roshika, International Women of Courage 2014

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.

International Women of Courage Honored for Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls

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.

Maldivian Humphrey Alumna Wins 2012 International Women of Courage Award

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.