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The 2017 International Women of Courage Celebration
April 6, 2017
At The Jonathan Club in Los Angeles
The International Women of Courage Award
The International Women of Courage Award was established by the U.S. Department of State in 2007 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women around the globe. Nominated by U.S. embassies and NGOs, the candidates are selected by the State Department for their courageous and selfless efforts advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often in the face of great personal risk. Honorees travel to the U.S. for an award ceremony at the State Department and an opportunity for cultural exchange across the country.
AWIU’s International Women of Courage Celebration
Since 2008, American Women for International Understanding has had the unique privilege to work with the State Department in hosting The International Women of Courage Celebration, an evening event that recognizes the awardees and celebrates their exemplary efforts. In addition, AWIU provides each of the awardees with a monetary grant to support continued efforts in her home country. The observance of International Women’s Day provides the backdrop for this prestigious dinner event.
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2016 AWIU Dinner Banquet for IWOC Awardees at The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, Ca
AWIU 2016 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF COURAGE CELEBRATION April 7, 2016: American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) hosted a dinner in honor of the 2016 International Women of Courage Awardees at Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.