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To mark International Women’s Day, the annual International Women of Courage Award recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and advancement. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide, and offers a unique opportunity to recognize those who work in the field of international women’s issues.
Promoting government responsiveness to the needs of women.
Colonel Shafiqa Quraishi
Integrating women into the government and police force.
Fighting human trafficking.
Ending discrimination based on country of origin and the human rights abuses of statelessness.
Advocating for women’s legal rights and an end to execution by stoning.
Seeking social transformation and at the forefront of reforms in Kenya.
Dr. Lee Ae-ran
Republic of Korea
Promoting human rights in North Korea and aiding the refugee community in the Republic of Korea.
Strengthening rights for internally displaced persons.
Sister Marie Claude Naddaf (a.k.a. Sister Marie Claude)
Working for social services for women.
Documenting human rights abuses.
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