Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus Tackles Energy Challenges in Zambia

Kakoma Mutenda

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Teacher/Mentor
Zambia
Kakoma believes that the most important investment we can make is in the education of children. Through them, change can be established and sustained for generations to come.
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Murrow Alumnus Challenges Prison and Hospital Conditions through Film

Seth Kwame Boateng

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Edward Murrow Fellowship for Journalists (October-November 2015)
Ghana
“Be confident and touch on issues which others are afraid to.” Seth Kwame Boateng couldn’t shake Secretary of State John Kerry’s advice to his cohort of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists in the United States. Inspired to bring his microphone to the people of Ghana, he uses film to give a voice to the voiceless.
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IWOC Alumna Promotes Human Rights and Fights Prison Torture

Oinikhol Bobonazarova

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Human Rights Activist
Tajikistan
Oynihol Bobonazarova is a pioneer of the human rights movement in Tajikistan and one of the country’s most well-known female human rights activists. Since receiving the International Women of Courage Award in 2014, she continues to fight against torture in prisons and for universal human rights.
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Alumna's Courage Continues to Create Change

Fatimata Toure

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Activitst
Mali
Ms. Touré has championed the rights of women and girls in Mali for over two decades.
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IWOC Alumna Charts Own Path of Courage

Ilze Jaunalksne

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Anchor, Neka Personiga
Latvia
Ten years ago, Ilze Jaunalksne received the International Women of Courage award by the U.S. Department of State. We caught up with Ms. Jaunalksne to reflect on her work since receiving the IWOC.
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Courageous Alumna Speaks Out for Maldivian Women

Aneesa Ahmed

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Founder, Hope for Women
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.
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Alumna of the Month

Betty Tsakarestou

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Betty’s outstanding work in the realms of academia, media, and entrepreneurship has helped to connect students across the globe, and further cultivated the local and global exchange alumni network.

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