Secretary's International Women of Courage Award

Established in 2007, the annual 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. 2017 Award»

Under Secretary Shannon (Mar. 29): "Women’s empowerment is not just a moral imperative; it is a strategic investment in our collective security. In short, when women do better, countries do better." Full Text» DipNote» Photos» More»