First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award during a ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at the U.S. Department of State.
This award honors women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to improve others’ lives. It is an extraordinary opportunity to bring international attention and support to women who have put their lives and/or personal safety at risk in order to improve their communities.
Through IWOC, now in its eleventh year, the U.S. Department of State has honored over 100 courageous women from more than 60 countries.
The 2017 winners of the award will be announced on Wednesday, March 29.
The ceremony will be livestreamed on state.gov.
[Source: U.S. Department of State -/- Media Relations]
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