International Women of Courage Award

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International Women of Courage Award
glass or pespex blocks recording the awardee as a Woman of courage
LocationWashington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
Presented byUnited States Department of State
First awardedAnnually starting in 2007; 15 years ago (2007)
Websitehttps://www.state.gov/secretary-of-states-international-women-of-courage-award/

The International Women of Courage Award, also referred to as the U.S. Secretary of State's 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 or near the International Women's Day, an annual celebration observed each March 8 in many countries worldwide.[2] Each U.S. embassy has the right to recommend one woman as a candidate.[citation needed] As of 2021, the award has been given to over 155 recipients from about 75 different countries.[2]

Award recipients by year[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

Alice Mabota was given the award but she is not in the official list.[9][10]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

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 Clinton, Jineth Bedoya Lima, Hana Elhebshi, Şafak Pavey

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2017 awards were awarded to:[29]

2018[edit]

(nine of the ten) 2018 International Women of Courage Awardees. 1.Julissa Villanueva 2.Sirikan Charoensiri 3.Godelive Mukasarasi, 4. Aliyah Khalaf Saleh, 5. Feride Rushiti, 6. L’Malouma Said, 7. Aiman Umarova, 8 Roya Sadat, 9.Maria Elena Berini

2018 awards were awarded to:[30]

2019[edit]

2019 International Women of Courage Awardees.

2019 awards were awarded to:[31]

Note: According to Foreign Policy magazine, an intended award for Jessikka Aro (Finland), announced in January 2019, was withdrawn shortly before the ceremony in March 2019.[34]

2020[edit]

In the back row. left to right. 1. Zarifa Ghafari, 2. Lucy Kocharyan, 3. Kelley Eckels Currie, 4. Melania Trump, 5. Mike Pompeo, 6. Marie Royce,7. Shahla Humbatova, 8.Ximena Galarza, 9. Claire Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso. In the front row: 1. Sayragul Sauytbay, 2. Susanna Liew, 3. Amaya Coppens, 4. Jalilah Haider, 5. Amina Khoulani, 6. Yasmin al Qadhi, 7.Rita Nyampinga.

2020 awards were awarded to:[35]

2021[edit]

2021 awards were awarded to:[36]

2022[edit]

2022 awards were awarded to:[37]

See also[edit]

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" Archived 2014-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. Diversityinbusiness.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Secretary's International Women of Courage Award". United States Department of State.
  3. ^ "International Women's Issues Archives". 2001-2009.state.gov. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
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  6. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
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  9. ^ "MOZAMBIQUE: Alice Mabota Wins 2010 International Women of Courage Award". Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  10. ^ "Alice Mabota é a mulher mais corajosa de Moçambique". O País. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "International Women of Courage Awards". whitehouse.gov. 10 March 2011 – via National Archives.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Latest Embassy News and Recent Events - Embassy of the United States Valletta, Malta". Archived from the original on 2014-04-23.
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  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Biographies of 2015 Award Winners". State.gov. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
  18. ^ "Sara Hossain receives Int'l Women of Courage Award". 31 March 2016.
  19. ^ "U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Awardee - The Guardian Newspaper". Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  20. ^ a b c d "Secretary Kerry Honors 14 Women of Courage". State.gov. 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  21. ^ Guatemala’s Women: Moving Their Country Forward « Central America Network Archived 2018-04-04 at the Wayback Machine, centralamericanetwork.org
  22. ^ Kurdistan24. "Kurdish Ezidi woman receives International award". Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Malaysian activist Nisha Ayub is first transgender to win US Women of Courage award".
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  26. ^ "US State Department honours Sudanese "tea lady" for her courage - Radio Tamazuj". Archived from the original on 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
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  28. ^ "State Department Honors 'International Women of Courage'".
  29. ^ "2017 International Women of Courage Award". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  30. ^ "2018 International Women of Courage Award". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  31. ^ "2019 International Women of Courage Award". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  32. ^ "Sri Lankan Marini De Livera bags International honour on International Women's Day". www.adaderana.lk. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  33. ^ "Sri Lanka's Marini De Livera awarded the Women of Courage award from Melania Trump - Sri Lanka Latest News". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  34. ^ Standish, Reid; Gramer, Robbie (7 March 2019). "U.S. Cancels Journalist's Award Over Her Criticism of Trump". Foreign Policy. Archived from the original on 7 March 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  35. ^ "2020 International Women of Courage Award". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  36. ^ "2021 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2021-03-06.
  37. ^ "2022 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2022-04-09.

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