On March 29, First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will honor a group of women with the State Department’s annual International Women of Courage award.
This award honors women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to improve others’ lives. Through the International Women of Courage award, now in its 11th year, the U.S. Department of State has honored over 100 courageous women from more than 60 countries.
Interested in watching this year’s award ceremony? Here are a few ways you can keep up with this year’s event:
Look Out for the List of 2017 Honorees
It is an extraordinary opportunity to bring international attention and support to women who have put their lives and personal safety at risk in order to improve their communities. The 2017 winners of the award will be announced on the morning of the ceremony, March 29. Each honoree will be listed with a detailed biography and information highlighting their acts of courage.
Watch the Ceremony Live
First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage awards during a ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on March 29, at the U.S. Department of State. The ceremony will be livestreamed on state.gov.
Follow Along on Social Media
In addition to watching the International #WomenOfCourage ceremony on the Department’s website, follow @StateDept, @WhiteHouse, @FLOTUS, @GenderAtState, and @ECAatState on Twitter. On Facebook, follow the State Department and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues for highlights from the #WomenOfCourage event, including video clips and photos. The State Department will also be sharing behind-the-scenes moments on its Snapchat account, so don’t forget to follow ‘StateDept’ there.
About the Author: Maryum Saifee serves in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State.
Editor's Note: This entry is also published on Medium.com/StateDept.
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