International Women of Courage Announced by State Department.
2023 International Women of Courage Awardees
Each year, the U.S. Department of State honors women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equity, equality, and the empowerment of women and girls. The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award brings global attention and shines a light on these women who have put their personal safety, and often their lives, at risk to improve their communities and inspire fellow citizens.AWIU is honored to announce the 2023 International Women of Courage Awardees. Countries represented are Afghanistan, Argentina, Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Poland and Ukraine. In addition, the State Department is presenting an inaugural group award, The Madeleine Albright Honorary Group Award, which this year honors the Women and Girl Protestors of Iran.