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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.
Sports Diplomacy developed this female-focused sports diplomacy program to continue the State Department’s efforts in empowering and inspiring Iraqi women and girls through sports.
Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.
In her endeavors to launch her own sports marketing firm, Grace Kiraguri of Nairobi, Kenya faced challenges that led her to discover important life lessons.
The Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative and exchange increases women's economic participation and addresses the key barriers women confront when starting and growing small and medium enterprises. WEAmericas also includes a yearly follow-on component funded by the private sector and held in locations throughout Latin or South America.
Grace Chirumanzu, a wife, mother of two, and sports journalist from Zimbabwe, grew up loving sports—playing volleyball, cricket, and soccer while in high school.
The U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program is the central program in the U.S. Department of State’s initiative to engage, inspire, and empower women and girls worldwide through sports.
TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower young girls from the Middle East and North Africa with the knowledge and resources to pursue higher education and careers in technology.
Under the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, ECA teamed up with U.S. Embassy Bogota to develop a fast-paced track and field program for Colombian girls.