Monday, March 11, 2013
Nigeria's Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin was one of this year's recipient of The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.
The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the Department of State has honored 66 women from 44 different countries.
The 2013 awardees are:
Malalai Bahaduri, Second Lieutenant, Afghan National Interdiction Unit (Afghanistan)
Julieta Castellanos, Rector, National Autonomous University of Honduras (Honduras)
Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin, President, Campaign for Democracy (Nigeria)
Elena Milashina, journalist, human rights activist (Russia)
Fartuun Adan, Executive Director, Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre (Somalia)
Tsering Woeser (Wei Se), Tibetan author, poet, blogger (China) *
Razan Zeitunah, human rights lawyer and Founder, Local Coordination Committees (Syria) *
Ta Phong Tan, blogger (Vietnam) *
Nirbhaya “Fearless,” champion for justice (India) **
Congratulations and Thank you Ladies!