Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hillary Honors Women with International Women of Courage Awards

"Save a girl, save the planet," writes Kathleen Parker in a column about some of the awesome recipients of the recent International Women of Courage Awards:

If your impression of an Afghan woman is of a shapeless, frightened form engulfed in yards of heat-trapping fabric, you haven't met Shafiqa Quraishi. Make that Colonel Quraishi, who earned her title as one of 900-plus female members of the Afghan National Police.

Quraishi, who today is director of gender, human and child rights within the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, was one of nine women in town last week to receive the International Women of Courage Award from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. . .