Nine bag International Women of Courage Award
The 2013 International Women of Courage Award Ceremony was held at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. on March 8, 2013.
Nine women from various countries including some from Africa were honoured at the ceremony which had U.S. First Lady - Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of State - John Kerry in attendance.
The International Women of Courage Award is presented annually by the United States Department of State to women around the world who have shown leadership, courage, resourcefulness and willingness to sacrifice for others, especially for better promotion of women's rights.
The 2013 recipients were:
Malalai Bahaduri of Afghanistan
Woser of China
Julieta Castellanos of Honduras
Nirbhaya 'Fearless' of India
Dr Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin of Nigeria
Elena Milashina of Russia
Fartuun Adan of Somalia
Razan Zaitouneh of Syria
Ta Phong Tan of Vietnam