International Woman of Courage May Sabe Phyu

March 28, 2016

International Woman of Courage May Sabai 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. 

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.

Read more about May on the Dipnote blog