International Women of Courage Award
The International Women of Courage Award , in German as International Prize for Women of Courage is a year from the United States Department of State awarded to women worldwide who for human and women's rights have done a remarkable job.
The award was launched in 2007 on March 8th, International Women's Day . The initiator was the then Secretary of State of the USA, Condoleezza Rice . The aim of the award is to recognize women who have demonstrated extraordinary courage, strength, and leadership to improve the lives of others. The award is an opportunity to attract international attention and support to women who often risked their lives to improve their communities. It aims to reward women who have made a fundamental difference in the lives of women around the world. They are recognized for their courageous and selfless efforts for human rights, for equal rights for women and for social progress. This is the only foreign ministry award that honors outstanding women from around the world.
There is no application process for this award. Instead, the candidates are nominated by employees of the US embassies and non-governmental organizations from around the world. The winners are elected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony by the President's wife . In addition to the award ceremony in the USA, the winners will take part in an exchange program where they will meet like-minded people from the USA. The program takes you to numerous cities with the aim of getting to know the country first hand and facilitating cultural exchange.
To date, over 100 women from over 60 countries have received awards.
|year||Surname||Country of origin||Position and performance at the time of the award|
|2007||Jennifer Louise Williams||Zimbabwe||Founder of the women's rights organization "Women of Zimbabwe Arise" (≈ Women of Zimbabwe arise)|
|2007||Siti Musdah Mulia||Indonesia||Fighter for women's rights in the Islamic world|
|2007||Ilze Jaunalksne||Latvia||Fighter against corruption in the Latvian political system|
|2007||Samia al-Amoudi||Saudi Arabia||Survivor and a pioneer in the fight against breast cancer|
|2007||Mariya Ahmed Didi||Maldives||MP and founder of the first march for women's rights in the Maldives|
|2007||Sara Susana del Valle Trimarco de Veron||Argentina||Liberate her daughter from human trafficking ; Fighter against human trafficking|
|2007||Aziza Siddiqui||Afghanistan||Coordinator for women's rights in the Afghan NGO "Action Aid" (≈ Aktion Hilfe)|
|2007||Sundus Abbas||Iraq||Activist for women's rights in Iraq; Managing Director of the "Leadership Institute for Women" (≈ leadership institute for women) in Baghdad|
|2007||Shatha Abdul Razzak Abbousi||Iraq||Member of parliament and activist in the women's rights group "The Pledge for Iraq" (≈ The Promise for Iraq)|
|2007||Mary Akrami||Afghanistan||Director of the “Afghan Women Skills Development Center” (≈ Development center for the skills of Afghan women), a women's shelter in Kabul|
|2007||Hannah Forster||Gambia||Director of the " African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies " (ACDHRS) ( ≈ African Center for Democracy and Studies for Human Rights)|
|2008||Suraya Pakzad||Afghanistan||Founder of the Afghan women's rights organization "Voice of Women" (≈ Voice of Women)|
|2008||Virisila Buadromo||Fiji||Managing Director of the women's rights organization "Fiji Women's Rights Movement" (FWRM) (≈ Fiji's women's rights movement)|
|2008||Eaman al-Gobory||Iraq||Medical officer of the "International Organization of Migration" (IOM) (≈ International Organization for Migration)|
|2008||Valdete Idrizi||Kosovo||Head of an NGO that works on projects for women, young people, minorities and the like in Mitrovica . Ä. supported|
|2008||Begum Jan||Pakistan||Founder of the "Tribal Women Welfare Association" (≈ Tribal Women Welfare Organization)|
|2008||Nibal Thawabteh||State of Palestine||Founder of a women's rights newspaper ; Activist for women in the local council|
|2008||Cynthia Bendlin||Paraguay||Fighter against trafficking in women and children in Brazil , Argentina and Paraguay|
|2008||Farhiyo Farah Ibrahim||Somalia||Refugee in Kenya ; Fighter for women's rights , against female genital mutilation and forced marriage|
|2009||Hadizatou Mani||Niger||Successfully sued the Niger government for failing to protect it from slavery .|
|2009||Ambiga Sreenevasan||Malaysia||President of the Malaysia Bar Association ; Fighter for democracy and human rights|
|2009||Weronika Marchenko||Russia||Founder of the NGO "Mother's Right" (≈ Right of the Mother) , which campaigns for the rights of survivors of the army|
|2009||Reem Al Numery||Yemen||Forced marriage as a teenager , she fought against this custom in her home country.|
|2009||Suaad Abbas Salman Allami||Iraq||Head of the NGO "Women For Progress" (≈ Women for Progress) in Sadr City , which campaigns extensively for the well-being of women|
|2009||Mutabar Tadjibayeva||Uzbekistan||Founder of the NGO "Fiery Hearts Club" (≈ Club Fiery Hearts) ; Fighter for human rights , mainly in Fargʻona|
|2009||Wazhma Frogh||Afghanistan||Country Director of the international human rights organization “Global Rights” (≈ Global Rights) ; Fighter against the oppression of women in Islam|
|2009||Norma Cruz||Guatemala||Co-founder and director of the NGO "Survivors Foundation" (≈ Foundation for survivors) , which campaigns against violence against women|
|2010||Shukria Asil||Afghanistan||Member of the municipal council ; Fighter in politics for the needs of women|
|2010||Alice Mabota||Mozambique||Lawyer; Fighter for women's and human rights|
|2010||Colonel Shafiqa Quraishi||Afghanistan||former policewoman; Director for Gender, Human and Children's Rights in the Ministry of the Interior|
|2010||Androula Henriques||Cyprus||Fighter and networker against trafficking in women|
|2010||Sonia Pierre||Dominican Republic||Founder and leader of the "Movement of Dominican-Haitian Women" (≈ Movement of Dominican-Haitian Women) , an organization against anti-Haitian xenophobia in the Dominican Republic|
|2010||Shadi Sadr||Iran||Lawyer, journalist and expert on women's rights ; Founder of the first website for women's rights activism in Iran|
|2010||Ann Njogu||Kenya||Leading figure in the constitutional reform of Kenya; Head of the "Center for Rights Education and Awareness" (≈ Center for Training and Awareness of Law)|
|2010||Lee Ae-ran||South Korea||Defector from North Korea ; first defector, the National Assembly passes|
|2010||Jansila Majeed||Sri Lanka||Asset manager of the Puttalam District Regional Trust Fund|
|2010||Sister Marie Claude Naddaf||Syria||Founder of Syria's first women's shelter ; Fighter against trafficking in women and violence against women, including in prisons|
|2010||Jestina Mukoko||Zimbabwe||Managing Director of the NGO "Zimbabwe Peace Project" (≈ Zimbabwe Peace Project ) , against human rights violations in Zimbabwe|
|2011||Rosa Otunbayeva||Kyrgyzstan||Central Asia's first female head of state and head of government in a predominantly Muslim country|
|2011||Maria Bashir||Afghanistan||Attorney General ; Fighter against corruption and for women's rights|
|2011||Henriette Ekwe Ebongo||Cameroon||Journalist; Campaigner for freedom of the press ; Editor of an independent newspaper|
|2011||Guo Jianmei||China||Lawyer; Director and founder of the "Women's Law Center" (≈ Women's Law Center) at the University of Beijing|
|2011||Ágnes Osztolykán||Hungary||Member of Parliament; Representative of the party “Lehet Mas a Politika” (≈ politics can be different) ; Commitment to Roma|
|2011||Eva Abu Halaweh||Jordan||Managing Director of the "Law Group for Human Rights" (≈ Legal Group for Human Rights ) in Zabul ; Help for the underprivileged|
|2011||Ghulam Sughra||Pakistan||Founder of the NGO "Marvi Rural Development Organization" (≈ Marvi Organization for Rural Development) for health, human rights , municipal finances, etc. Ä .; Pioneer for women's rights and women's education|
|2011||Marisela Morales Ibañez||Mexico||Assistant Attorney General for Organized Crime ; Founder of a witness protection program ; Fighter against corruption and human trafficking|
|2011||Yoani Sanchez||Cuba||Blogger ; Pioneer of the independent blogger scene in Cuba|
|2011||Nasta Palaschanka||Belarus||Key figure of the opposition youth group “Malady Front” (≈ Young Front) ; Fighter for human and civil rights|
|2012||Maryam Durani||Afghanistan||Member of Kandahar Town Council ; Director of the non-profit organization “Khadija Kubra Women's Association for Culture” (≈ Khadija Kubra Women's Association for Culture) ; Owner and manager of the only women-centric radio station|
|2012||Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo||Brazil||Policewoman; Leader of the "Police Pacification Unit" (≈ Police Peace Unit ) ; Fighter for life improvement in the favelas|
|2012||Zin Mar Aung||Myanmar||former political prisoners ; Fighter for democracy and women's rights ; Co-founder of a women's group|
|2012||Jineth Bedoya Lima||Colombia||investigative journalist who campaigns against rape and gender-based crime|
|2012||Hana Elhebshi||Libya||Reported to the world about the regime and the revolution in Libya|
|2012||Aneesa Ahmed||Maldives||Founder of the NGO "Hope for Women" (≈ Hope for Women) ; Fighter against domestic violence and against female genital mutilation|
|2012||Shad Begum||Pakistan||Founder and Managing Director of "Association for Behavior and Knowledge Transformation" (≈ Society of Behavioral and knowledge transformation) , for women in you , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|2012||Samar Badawi||Saudi Arabia||Campaigner for women's suffrage in Saudi Arabia ; Fighter against the system of male accompaniment of women and forced marriage|
|2012||Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih||Sudan||Advocate for refugees ; Fighter for the rights of Darfuris , especially women and children|
|2012||Şafak Pavey||Turkey||Fighter for the rights of the disabled , women, minorities , refugees ; for the UN and in the Turkish parliament|
|2013||Malalai Bahaduri||Afghanistan||Lieutenant and 1st woman in the "Afghan National Interdiction Unit" (≈ Afghan national interdiction unit ) , which fights against drug smuggling ; Fighter for free career choice for women|
|2013||Tsering Woeser||China||born in Tibet ; Writer, poet , blogger for the rights of Tibetans in exile|
|2013||Julieta Castellanos||Honduras||Fighter for stable political conditions, police and judicial organs ; Networker|
|2013||Nirbhaya "Fearless"||India||Fighter against rape and for prosecuting rapists|
|2013||Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin||Nigeria||Chair of various organizations for women's rights; Fighter against violence against women|
|2013||Elena Milashina||Russia||investigative journalist who reports on various explosive topics; Fighter against xenophobia and racism|
|2013||Fartuun Adan||Somalia||Founder of the first center for survivors of rape in Mogadishu ; Fighter against forced marriage and child soldiers|
|2013||Razan Zaitouneh||Syria||Founder of institutions reporting on Syria's regime and human rights violations|
|2013||Ta Phong Tan||Vietnam||former officer of the security forces; Blogger and critic of the regime|
|2014||Nasrin Oryakhil||Afghanistan||Gynecologist ; is committed to obstetrics and women in the medical professions; President of the NGO "Afghan Family Health Association" (≈ Afghan Family Health Society)|
|2014||Roshika deodorant||Fiji||Pioneer for women in politics; Fighter against violence against women and their discrimination|
|2014||Bishop Rusudan Gotsiridze||Georgia||Fighter for equal rights for women, minorities , the rights of LGBT people , initiator of interreligious dialogue|
|2014||Judge Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar||Guatemala||Presiding judge in the genocide trial of former President Efraín Ríos Montt ; A pioneer in genocide trials worldwide|
|2014||Laxmi Agarwal||India||Victim of an acid attack by a spurned man; Leading figure in the fight against acid attacks|
|2014||Fatimata Touré||Mali||Fighter for women's health, against violence against women, against forced marriages and rape|
|2014||Maha Al Muneef||Saudi Arabia||Founder and Managing Director of "National Family Safety Program" (≈ National Family Safety Program) against domestic violence and violence against children; Advocate for the first law in Saudi Arabia|
|2014||Oinikhol Bobonazarova||Tajikistan||Human rights activist ; Fighter for women's rights ; Fighter against torture in prisons , obtained control of previously closed prisons|
|2014||Ruslana Lyzhychko||Ukraine||Singer and political activist; Advocate for peaceful demonstrations for more democracy|
|2014||Beatrice Mtetwa||Zimbabwe||Lawyer for human rights , women's equality, social justice and freedom of the press|
|2015||Captain Niloofar Rahmani||Afghanistan||first female fixed-wing - pilot in the Afghan Air Force|
|2015||Nadia Sharmeen||Bangladesh||Journalist, crime reporter; Advocate for women's rights|
|2015||Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra||Bolivia||Founder and director of the NGO "Oficina Jurídica para la Mujer" (≈ Justice Office for Women)|
|2015||May Sabe Phyu||Myanmar||Director of a network for gender equality and against discrimination of minorities , the u. a. Law changes forced|
|2015||Béatrice Epaye||Central African Republic||Founder of the non-profit association “Fondation Voix du Cœur” (≈ Foundation Voice of the Heart) for street children ; Fighter for human rights , social freedom and economic development|
|2015||Marie Claire Tchecola||Guinea||Nurse, Ebola victim ; Leading figure in the fight against Ebola and against the stigmatization of victims|
|2015||Sayaka Osakabe||Japan||Founder of “Matahara Net”, a network against the discrimination of pregnant women in professional life. a. Law changes forced|
|2015||Arbana Xharra||Kosovo||Editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper highlighting problems in society caused by religious extremists|
|2015||Tabassum Adnan||Pakistan||Lawyer and founder of the NGO "Kwendo Jirga (Sister's Council)" (≈ sister advice) , which campaigns for women's rights|
|2015||Majd Izzat al-Chourbaji||Syria||Pioneer for women in politics; Fighter for women's and prisoner's rights; Activist against the Assad regime|
|2016||Sara Hossain||Bangladesh||Human rights attorney before the country's highest court ; Key figure in a law change against violence against women|
|2016||Debra Baptist-Estrada||Belize||Head of immigration at the international airport who helped break up a drug and human trafficking ring|
|2016||Ni Yulan||China||Lawyer who advocates the rights of civilians and sued security organs of the state|
|2016||Latifa Ibn Ziaten||France||Founder of the "Imad Association for Youth and Peace" (≈ Imad Society for Youth and Peace) in order to promote interreligious dialogue and counter radicalization in a peaceful manner|
|2016||Thelma Aldana||Guatemala||Attorney General of Guatemala; Promoter of the prosecution of crimes against women; Accuser of supposedly untouchable criminals and politicians|
|2016||Nagham Nawzat Hasan||Iraq||Gynecologist ; Activist for the equality of Yazidis , especially rape survivors|
|2016||Nisha Ayub||Malaysia||Transident ; Malaysia's Leading Transgender Rights Lawyer ; Founder of two NGOs , working for LGBTI use|
|2016||Fatimata M'Baye||Mauritania||First female lawyer in Mauritania; Co-founder and President of the "Mauritanian Association for Human Rights" (≈ Mauritanian Society for Human Rights) ; Fighter for the rights of women and children, against slavery|
|2016||Zhanna Nemtsova||Russia||Journalist; Daughter of the murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov ; Campaigner for democracy , education and freedom of information ; lives in exile in Germany|
|2016||Zuzana Števulová||Slovak Republic||Lawyer for refugee and migration law ; Director of the NGO "Human Rights League" (≈ League for Human Rights) , which provides legal aid to refugees|
|2016||Awadeya Mahmoud||Sudan||Founder of two women's cooperatives for her own income; Fighter for women's rights and against social injustice|
|2016||Vicky Ntetema||Tanzania||Journalist against the discrimination of albinos uses|
|2016||Rodjaraeg Wattanapanite||Thailand||Activist for political awareness, free exchange of ideas, democracy , freedom of expression , women's rights|
|2016||Nihal Naj Ali Al-Awlaqi||Yemen||Minister of Yemen's Legal Committee, who u. a. ensured that women's rights were integrated into the new constitution|
|2017||Sharmin Akter||Bangladesh||A pioneer in the fight against forced marriage and for an education for girls|
|2017||Malebogo Molefhe||Botswana||Former professional athlete ; Fighter against gender-based violence and domestic violence ; Activist for women in disabled sports|
|2017||Natalia Ponce de Leon||Colombia||Victim of an acid attack ; Founder of the "Natalia Ponce de Leon Foundation", which campaigns for the rights of acid victims; Initiator of a law for burn victims and burn victim stations across the country|
|2017||Rebecca Kabugho||Democratic Republic of Congo||Activist in the citizens' movement "LUCHA (Struggle for Change)" (≈ Fight for Change) , which demonstrates non-violently for a democratic and transparent political system|
|2017||Jannat Al Ghezi||Iraq||Deputy Director, Press and editor at "Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq" (≈ Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq) helps the women in violent situations|
|2017||Capitaine Aïchatou Ousmane Issaka||Niger||one of the first women in Niger's army; Winner of the Military Peace Prize for Gender Equality in UN peacekeeping missions|
|2017||Veronica Simogun||Papua New Guinea||Founder and head of the "Family for Change Association" (≈ Society for Change) , which campaigns against violence against women and children|
|2017||Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista||Peru||Lawyer; Activist against domestic violence ; Initiator of the movement “Not One Woman Less” (≈ Not one woman less) against gender-based violence|
|2017||Sandya Eknelygoda||Sri Lanka||A pioneer in the struggle for the rights of families in which members of the political system disappeared are|
|2017||Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh||Syria||Member of "Daughters of Mary Help of Christians" (≈ Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) , teach the children and women of different faiths receive training|
|2017||Saadet Ozkan||Turkey||Teacher; Fighter for the victims of child abuse|
|2017||Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh||Vietnam||Blogger and activist who works against environmental pollution and for human and press rights in Vietnam; Networker|
|2017||Fadia Najib Thabet||Yemen||Fighter against the use of child soldiers , education and dissemination of information to the UN|
|2018||L'Malouma Said||Mauritania||Advocate for human rights and against discrimination . Fights u. a. for better prison conditions.|
|2018||Godelieve Mukasarasi||Rwanda||Since the genocide in 1994, she has been particularly committed to the rights of women and children. Awarded by Human Rights International.|
|2018||Sirikan Charoensiri||Thailand||Lawyer and co-founder of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights , who campaign for human rights cases free of charge .|
|2018||Feride Rushiti||Kosovo||Doctor and founder of the Center for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims , which works for victims of torture, both medically and mentally.|
|2018||Sister Maria Elena Berini||Italy||Missionary sister in the Central African Republic , who u. a. with education for refugees and the population.|
|2018||Aliyah Khalaf Saleh||Iraq||Committed to soldiers and women in the fight against the Islamic State .|
|2018||Roya Sadat||Afghanistan||Filmmaker who tells the lives of Afghan women and girls under the Taliban .|
|2018||Aiman Omarova||Kazakhstan||Lawyer and author who campaigns against sexual violence and for political prisoners .|
|2018||Aura Elena Farfan||Guatemala||Lawyer for the families whose relatives disappeared during the Guatemalan Civil War .|
|2018||Julissa Villanueva||Honduras||Forensic scientist advancing the science of forensic law enforcement and advocating for victims of sexual violence.|
|2019||Razia Sultana||Bangladesh||Is committed to the Rohingya people and their human rights. Documents systematic sexual violence against women.|
|2019||Naw K'nyaw Paw||Myanmar||Campaigns against the military violence against Rohingya and supports women and girls in risk communities.|
|2019||Moumina Houssein Darar||Djibouti||Successful police officer in the fight against terrorism. Engaged in neighborhood help .|
|2019||Mama Maggie||Egypt||Founder of Stephen's Children , an organization that works for children in the poorest areas.|
|2019||Khalida Khalaf Hanna al-Twal||Jordan||Head of the Public Security Directorate of the Women's Police Department. Engaged in the related issues.|
|2019||Sister Orla Treacy||Ireland||Committed to girls in Rumbek, South Sudan , e.g. B. against forced marriage , for school education.|
|2019||Olivera Lakic||Montenegro||Investigative journalist who does not shy away from reporting on corruption and violence.|
|2019||Flor de Maria Vega Zapata||Peru||As an environmental activist , she fights for the environmental resources and their dependent communities in her country.|
|2019||Marini de Livera||Sri Lanka||Pro bono lawyer for women, children and orphans. Also uses street theater for her work.|
|2019||Anna Aloys Henga||Tanzania||Fights against female genital mutilation , works for Maasai women and encourages women to become politically active.|
|2020||Zarifa Ghafari||Afghanistan||Mayor of Maidan Shahr, the capital of the Wardak province of Afghanistan .|
|2020||Lucy Kocharyan||Armenia||for their commitment to children with mental health problems and their fight against sexual violence against women and children.|
|2020||Shahla Humbatova||Azerbaijan||for her commitment as a lawyer for LGBT activists, journalists, bloggers, human rights activists and members of the political opposition.|
|2020||Ximena Galarza||Bolivia||for her reporting as a journalist in the context of the presidential election in Bolivia 2019 .|
|2020||Claire Ouedraogo||Burkina Faso||for her commitment as the head of the Association féminine songmanegre pour le développement against female genital mutilation .|
|2020||Sayragul Sauytbay||Ili||for reports on the CCP's suppression of Muslim minorities in Kazakhstan's Ili Autonomous District .|
|2020||Yasmin al Qadhi||Yemen|
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