State Department's Women of Courage Awards

This March, Mine The Gap participated in the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards.  The annual award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the State Department has honored over 100 women from more than 60 different countries.

First Lady Melania presented the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world on March 23 at the State Department.