2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony
Mar. 8: Secretary Clinton will host the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama from the Dean Acheson Auditorium.
Watch it at www.state.gov live at 11 a.m. today.

The names of this year’s honorees follow and full biographies and photos are available HERE: 
The Honorable Maryam Durani, Kandahar Provincial Council Member (Afghanistan);
Major Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo, police officer, Rio de Janeiro Military Police (Brazil);
Zin Mar Aung, political activist and NGO co-founder (Burma);
Jineth Bedoya Lima, investigative journalist (Colombia);
Hana Elhebshi, architect and political activist (Libya);
Aneesa Ahmed, gender-based violence (GBV) activist and former Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs (Maldives);
Shad Begum, human rights activist and founder/executive director of Anjuman Behbood-e-Khawateen Talah (the Union of Women’s Welfare) (Pakistan);
Samar Badawi, political activist (Saudi Arabia);
Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih, human rights activist (Sudan);
The Honorable Safak Pavey, Member of Parliament (Turkey) 

2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony

Mar. 8: Secretary Clinton will host the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama from the Dean Acheson Auditorium.

Watch it at www.state.gov live at 11 a.m. today.

The names of this year’s honorees follow and full biographies and photos are available HERE: 

  • The Honorable Maryam Durani, Kandahar Provincial Council Member (Afghanistan);
  • Major Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo, police officer, Rio de Janeiro Military Police (Brazil);
  • Zin Mar Aung, political activist and NGO co-founder (Burma);
  • Jineth Bedoya Lima, investigative journalist (Colombia);
  • Hana Elhebshi, architect and political activist (Libya);
  • Aneesa Ahmed, gender-based violence (GBV) activist and former Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs (Maldives);
  • Shad Begum, human rights activist and founder/executive director of Anjuman Behbood-e-Khawateen Talah (the Union of Women’s Welfare) (Pakistan);
  • Samar Badawi, political activist (Saudi Arabia);
  • Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih, human rights activist (Sudan);
  • The Honorable Safak Pavey, Member of Parliament (Turkey) 
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