Thursday, March 11, 2010

Human Rights Defenders Receive the International Women of Courage Award

Three women, whose courageous efforts to defend human rights were highlighted by Amnesty International, were honoured by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the annual International Women of Courage Award Ceremony on March 10.

Sonia Pierre of the Dominican Republic, Shadi Sadr of Iran and Jestina Mukoko of Zimbabwe received the prestigious award that recognizes the work of courageous women who actively advocate for social justice, equality and human rights around the world. Read more here