AMERICAN WOMEN FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING
The US Secretary of State International Women of Courage at the AWIU Gala in DC
Pictured are award winners fron Somalia, Russia, Nigeria, Honduras and Afghanistan. Not pictured are winners from China, India, Syria, Vietnam. Read More Those not pictured were in hiding, prison, house arrest or had died.
International Women of Courage Celebration
About the Event
AWIU provides grants to Internation Women of Courage Awardees. The U.S. Department of State established the International Women of Courage Award (IWOC) in 2001 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women in countries around the globe. In 2008, AWIU partnered with the State Department to support this outstanding program. In 2013 AWIU hosted the 6th International Women of Courage Celebrationwhich acknowledges these women of courage, their personal stories and their work. Each of the awardees receives a monetary grant from AWIU to support continued efforts in their home countries.. The observance of International Women’s Day on March 8th provides the backdrop for this prestigious dinner event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin speaking for all the Women of Courage at the American Women for International Understanding Gala on March 6 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington DC
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Teri Reese spoke to the Annual Meeting on January 26. Weaving her experience with One Billion Rising with the AWIU Action Agenda--Healing Women from Violence. See what Mary Johnson, Co-Chair of San Diego did with this inspiration. Read More
The recent Southern California Regional Meeting featured Violeta Krasnic
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