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An AWIU Conversation with Dr. Rita Nyampinga   International Woman of Courage Dr. Rita Nyampinga has been busy since returning to Harare, Zimbabwe from her stateside visit in 2020 to collect her IWOC award. On June 18th, she shared what she’s been doing with women recently released from prison in …

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The U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award recognizes women from around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. In late March, the State Department announced two …

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Afghan filmmaker and 2018 International Woman of Courage Roya Sadat is the recipient of the 2021 Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Film Award, bestowed at a ceremony at the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kim Dae-Jung Memorial Hall in Gwangju City, Korea on December 16, 2021. The award recognizes Sadat’s effort …

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Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Heather Nauert hosts the 2018 Annual International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony, with special remarks by First Lady of the United States Melania Trump, at the State Department on March 23, 2018. Play Video

First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Honor 13 Women of Courage at the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Play Video

2016 Women of Courage Awards: Tenth Anniversary Forum with Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine M. Russell at the Department of State. Play Video

Secretary Kerry honors and presents the 2016 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to 14 honorees at the Department of State on March 29, 2016. Play Video

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