Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton present the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards

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Friday, March 9, 2012

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WE. First lady Michelle obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton yesterday introduced the International Women of Courage Awards 2012, marking the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day.

Winners at the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards, March 8, 2012.

The 2012 recipients were Maryam Durani, Oliveira Azevedo's Pricilla, Zin Mar Aung, Jineth Bedoya Lima, Hana Elhebshi, Aneesa Ahmed, Shad Begum, Samar Badawi, Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih and Şafak Pavey.

The laureates come from various backgrounds. Maryam Durani is a member of Kandaharof Provincial Counciland director of the Khadija Kubra Women's Culture Association, a non-profit organization. Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedois is a member of Rio de Janeiro Military police. Zin Mar Aung is a Burmese activist of democracy. Jineth Bedoya Lima is a journalist from Colombia. Hana Elhebshi is a political activist of Libya. Aneesa Ahmed is an advocate of gender-based violence around the world. Maldives and is the deputy minister of women's affairs. Shad Begum is a human rights activist at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Samar Badawi is a supporter of women's suffrage in Saudi Arabia. Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih is an advocate for internally displaced persons. Darfur. Safak Pavey is the first disabled woman elected to the Turkish Parliament.

In its fifth year of existence, 46 women from 34 countries have received this award. International Women's Day has been celebrated around the world for over a century to celebrate women's achievements.

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