Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hillary Announces International Women of Courage Awards

Hillary's Village Blog: -- Global champion of Women’s Rights, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the recipients of the 2009 International Women of Courage Awards. Chosen from more than 80 worldwide nominees, the honorees are women who against all odds have courageously risen like phoenix from the flames of their challenges to fight for the rights of other women. They are all extraordinary and, like Hillary, they are leading the way for justice for women around the world, standard bearers of hope for millions.

Hillary Clinton will pay tribute to women representing Afghanistan, Guatemala, Iraq, Malaysia, Niger, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. All the honorees will be in Washington to meet with government officials, NGOs and the media throughout next week.

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