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U.S. Honors Extraordinary International Women of Courage



U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom recognized 10 extraordinarily brave women on Tuesday with the 2014 Secretary of State‚Äôs International Women of Courage Award. The ceremony was part of the 103rd anniversary of International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8.

Established in 2007, the award is given every year to women around the world who show exceptional courage and advocacy for human rights, often at a personal risk. This year’s recipients included activists, doctors, lawyers and others from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Georgia and Guatemala. Read more…

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