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Secretary's International Women of Courage Award

In honor of International Women's Day 2007, Secretary Rice established the annual Award for International Women of Courage, recognizing women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights and advancement. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide, and offers a unique opportunity for transformational diplomacy in the field of international women's issues. (Photos/U.S. Department of State)

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Under Secretary Dobriansky with Ms. Mary Akrami, awardee from Afghanistan. Under Secretary Dobriansky with Ms. Aziza Siddiqui, awardee from Afghanistan Under Secretary Dobriansky with Ms. Sara Susana del Valle Trimarco, awardee from Argentina Secretary Rice with International Women of Courage awardees
IWOC awardees and Department of State Officials at group lunch Under Secretary Dobriansky with Dr.  Siti Musdah Mulia, awardee from Indonesia Under Secretary Dobriansky with Ms. Shatha Abdul Razzak Abbousi, awardee from Iraq Under Secretary Dobriansky with Dr. Sundus Abbas, awardee from Iraq
Under Secretary Dobriansky with Ms. Marlya Ahmed Didi, awardee from Maldives Under Secretary Dobriansky with Dr. Samia al-Amoudi, awardee from Saudi Arabia Under Secretary Dobriansky with Ms. Jennifer Louise Wiliams, awardee from Zimbabwe


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