Established in 2007, the annual U.S. 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.
Global Minnesota is proud to host the following two recipients of this year’s U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.
- A Roman Catholic nun who runs a school for traumatized children and teaches vocational skills to vulnerable women. She was nominated by the Vatican for her ongoing service to refugee communities and children, and her work focuses on education and protection of children; internally displaced persons and refugee rights; and women’s economic empowerment.
- A Deputy Director of a women’s NGO that helps survivors of gender-based violence, especially domestic violence, by offering shelter, training, protection, and legal services. Her work focuses on gender-based violence (survivors and protection) and honor killings; and advocacy to advance women’s rights.
Where: At the Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, 55402
When: Monday, April 3 at 5:30pm
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