International Women of Courage Award
|International Women of Courage Award|
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 El Hebshi, Şafak Pavey
|Presented by||United States Department of State|
|First awarded||Annually starting in 2007|
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 for better promotion of women's rights.
The award was established in 2007 by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the International Women's Day, an annual celebration observed each March 8 in many countries worldwide. U.S. embassies have the right to recommend one woman as a candidate.
Award recipients by year
- Aneesa Ahmed of Maldives
- Zin Mar Aung of Burma
- Samar Badawi of Saudi Arabia
- Shad Begum of Pakistan
- Maryam Durani of Afghanistan
- Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo of Brazil
- Hana Elhebshi of Libya
- Jineth Bedoya Lima of Colombia
- Şafak Pavey of Turkey
- Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih of Sudan
- Gabi Calleja of Malta
- 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.
- [dead link] United States Department of State: Secretary's International Women of Courage Award.
- 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.
- 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.
- "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners" Retrieved March 9, 2013
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