Wendy Gladney Moderates AWIU-COIR 2018 Young Women Rising Panel

American Women for International Understanding hosts panelists: Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Dr. Louise Shelley & Sabrina Hrsi Issa with moderator Wendy Gladney at The Meridian House in Washington DC. Impact Leadership Awards feature presenter Ambassador Ruth Davis, mistress of ceremonies Sandra Evers-Manly, AWIU president Maria emmi Schory and AWIU-COIR founder/chair Diane Mitchell Henry and the award recipients: Alexis Diane Jefferson, Vanessa Leon, Amaya Neely, Lida Sahar Noory and Ebonee Rice.

International Women of Courage 2017

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.

International Women of Courage: Malebogo Molefhe

In 2017, former Botswana national basketball player, Malebogo Molefhe was awarded the international women of courage award. She came to the Department of State to speak about gender equality and advocate against gender based violence. She is a public speaker and activist. Here she tells her story.

International Women of Courage 2016

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.

International Women of Courage: Jestina Mukoko

Jestina Mukoko is a Zimbabwean human rights activist and the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. In March 2010 Jestina Mukoko was one of ten human rights defenders honored in the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Awards, she returned as an alumni in 2016.

International Women of Courage 2015

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.

International Woman of Courage: May Sabe Phyu

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.

Roshika Deo, International Women of Courage 2014

Roshika Deo, of Fiji, is a 2014 U.S. Department of State International Women of Courage awardee. Roshika and her “Be the Change” political campaign are inspiring a new generation of Fijian women and youth to believe in democracy and the power of civic participation. Follow her journey to the U.S. as part of International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), including the award ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama.

AWIU 45 years of Understanding and Service to Women

American Women for International Understanding celebrate 45 years of service. Dedicated to meeting and Understanding Women Around the World. Fifty three delegations with 86 country visits through January 2014. The last country visited was Burma.

2012 AWIU International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony

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.

TEDxPasadena – Pauletta Walsh – Arise and Shine 2020

Pauletta Walsh – “Arise and Shine – 2020″ Engaging imagination, inspiring passion to enhance women’s liberty throughout the world.” Pauletta Walsh former director of American Women for International Understanding.

Laura Bush The 2010 AWIU Internationalism Award Winner

Each year the American Women for International Understanding present their Internationalism Award to a women who supports understanding between people around the globe. This 2010 recipient is Laura Bush former first Lady of the United States.

AWIU Honors the 2009 State Department Women of Courage

Each year the US State Department selects 8 women from around the world to honor them for their courageous contributions in their home country. This is the American Women for International Understanding event honoring these women. Here is the presentation ceremony where each receives an AWIU grant for use in their home country.