International Women of Courage

September 12, 2012

International Women of Courage

V/O: International Women of Courage, part of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision for empowering women and girls throughout the world.

Secretary Clinton: Women and girls deserve the same rights and opportunities as their fathers, and brothers, and sons.

V/O: Each year, the U.S. State Department honors 10 exceptional women whose heroic efforts have helped to better elevate women and girls.

Safak Pavey: Each award of this source and of this level is more responsibility. It is actually heavier on our shoulders to do better work.

Secretary Clinton: Our honoraries come from diverse and distance places, in one important way, they all walked the same path. They, too, are working tirelessly for justice. They are working for accountability. They are working for freedom. And they are working tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls.

V/O: International Women of Courage.