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Results are Tagged with "Women and Girls Empowerment"

2013 International Women of Courage Awards

Photo of John Kerry and Michelle Obama presenting award to IWOC honoree

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. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.

TechGirls: Lara’s Story

“I have a responsibility to take care of those who are less fortunate and to make a difference in their life,” says Lara Kasbari after completing the four week U.S. State Department TechGirls program.

TechGirls: Fatma’s Story

Before Fatma began her three week TechGirls exchange program in the United States, she had yet to venture outside of her “tiny slice of life in Yemen.”

Kenya on My Mind: An Interview with Mayor Heidi Davison

Maasai women and children greet American visitors.

In September 2008, eight American women traveled to Kenya to develop empowerment networks with Maasai women.

Cross-Cultural Exposure: An Interview with Polly McKinney

In Kenya, Maasai women networked with eight American women to nurture entrepreneur spirit.

In September 2008, eight American women traveled to Kenya to develop empowerment networks with Maasai women.

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