International Women of Courage
"Women and girls deserve the same rights and opportunities as their fathers, and brothers, and sons." - U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Clinton honored 10 women from around the world whose social, political, and humanitarian efforts have helped elevate the role of women in their societies.
"They, too, are working tirelessly for justice, for accountability, for freedom. And they are working tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls." - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Honorable Maryam Durani, Kandahar Provincial Council Member from Afghanistan
Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo from Brazil
Zin Mar Aung from Burma
Jineth Bedoya Lima from Colombia
Hana Elhebshi from Libya
Aneesa Ahmed from Maldives
Shad Begum from Pakistan
Samar Badawi from Saudi Arabia
Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih from Sudan
Safak Pavey from Turkey