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 Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking in Decade since IWOC

Susana Trimarco de Veron

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Founder, Fundación María de los Ángeles
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.
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International Woman of Courage Alumna Spotlight

Mary Akrami

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Director/Afghan Women Skills Development Center
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.
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Alumnus of the Month

Roydon Agent

New Zealand
Man receiving a framed certificate

Roydon is a model alumnus. Having taken part of U.S. Department of State-funded exchange programs, he returned to New Zealand and set about sharing his experience with others by drawing links and parallels between the U.S. and New Zealand.

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