Future Leaders Exchange
2013 International Women of Courage Awards
Secretary John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate and recognize women of courage from around the world.
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.