Woman in green t-shirt with microphone
March 14, 2017
Maldives

While serving as Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, 2012 IWOC recipient Aneesa Ahmed raised the issue of domestic violence at a time when the subject was taboo. After leaving the government, she founded the NGO “Hope for Women” and began conducting sessions on gender-based violence with students, Maldives Police Services, and other frontline workers.

International Woman of Courage Susana Trimarco de Veron holding a picture of a victim of human trafficking
March 14, 2017
Argentina

Despite false leads and death threats, 2007 International Woman of Courage Awardee Susana Trimarco de Veron uncovered evidence of trafficking networks operating in her home country of Argentina and still tirelessly works to raise awareness, change laws, and aid victims.

Headshot of woman wearing head wrap
March 10, 2017
Afghanistan

Mary Akrami is the Director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center, a shelter for women escaping domestic violence and forced marriages in several provinces. We caught up with Ms. Akrami to reflect on her work since receiving the IWOC award ten years ago.

February 24, 2017
Bangladesh

Towfique is an accomplished alumnus of both the English Access Microscholarship program and the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) program for leadership, education, and culture hosted by Green River Community College in Auburn Washington.

Two girls stand behind a table lined with covered plates next to a sign that says "Baked Goods"
January 23, 2017
Georgia (US)

Inspired by her exchange experience in Morocco, Elise founded and serves as the president of the Arabic Culture club at her high school, where she shares Arabic language and culture with her classmates.

Marta Pyvorarenko, December 2016 IEA Member of the Month
January 3, 2017
Ukraine

Marta Pyvorarenko has used her Open World Leadership Program exchange experience to help her country heal in the wake of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Alumna of the Month

Krish P.

Paraguay

Krish Caballero, a 2017 YLAI (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative) alumna from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, leads by example. She is a powerful influence both in her home community and abroad, inspiring thousands of youth to become change agents.

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Imagining What We Can Do and Achieve With W-GDP

Humphrey Fellows from American University met with President Donald Trump, Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce at the White House for the launch of the new Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

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