International Women of Courage Award

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International Women of Courage Award
2012 IWOC Award winners with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle Obama.jpg
The honorees, presenters and guests at the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards, March 8, 2012.
Back row, from left: Melanne Verveer (guest), Leymah Gbowee (guest), Shad Begum, Aneesa Ahmed, Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih, Samar Badawi, Tawakel Karman (guest).
Front row, from left: Maryam Durani, Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo, Zin Mar Aung, Michelle Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jineth Bedoya Lima, Hana Elhebshi, Şafak Pavey
Location Washington, D.C.
Country United States
Presented by United States Department of State
First awarded Annually starting in 2007; 8 years ago (2007)
Last awarded 2014

The International Women of Courage Award is an American award presented annually by the United States Department of State to women around the world who have shown leadership, courage, resourcefulness, and willingness to sacrifice for others, especially in promoting women's rights.

History[edit]

The award was established in 2007 by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice[1] on International Women's Day, an annual celebration observed each March 8 in many countries worldwide. Each U.S. embassy has the right to recommend one woman as a candidate.[2]

Award recipients by year[edit]

2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perkins, Dan (May 2007). "U.S. Secretary of State Salutes 10 International Women of Courage – The Women Were Nominated by U.S. Embassies for Their Exceptional Courage and Leadership in Advocating for Women's Rights and Advancement". Diversityinbusiness.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Secretary's International Women of Courage Award". United States Department of State. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Honorees
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008
  5. ^ Aktalov, Askar (2 February 2012). "The Uzbek Journalist Tadjibayeva Partook in the Making of the Book and Film "The Hour of the Jackal" (in Russian)". Knews. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h The Secretary of State's 2009 International Women of Courage Awards
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 2010 International Women of Courage Award
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j International Women of Courage Awards | The White House
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Staff (March 5, 2012). "2012 International Women of Courage Award Winners". Office of Global Women's Issues of the U.S. Department of State. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  10. ^ Latest Embassy News and Recent Events | Embassy of the United States Valletta, Malta
  11. ^ "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners" Retrieved March 9, 2013
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i 2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Bios of 2014 Award Winners
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Biographies of 2015 Award Winners". State.gov. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 

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