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First @StateDept Tweetup Spotlights International Women of Courage

On March 8, 2013, nine women received the International Women of Courage Award,  for their service in women's rights and empowerment. Photo credit: State Department

On March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry honored nine extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award Read more >>

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A Time for Action and Working Together to Improve Women’s Lives

In 2012 alone, Dr. Aye Aye Mu, who is part of USAID's SUN Quality Health clinics in Burma, conducted over 5,000 reproductive health consultations, diagnosed and treated 107 pneumonia cases, diagnosed and treated 243 tuberculosis cases with a treatment success rate of over 80 percent. Photo credit: Richard Nyberg, USAID

This past week, Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to India and Burma with a full agenda, including having discussions with a group of courageous women advocates to discuss gender-based violence. Read more >>

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Maryam’s Story—Reflections on International Women’s Day

Submitted by Meghan Feeley After the International Women of Courage Award ceremony at the U.S Department of State I had the opportunity to speak with Maryam, a special guest from Afghanistan. This is the story she shared… Maryam: As a child growing up as a refugee in Iran and Pakistan, I had seen the white […]

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