56 Results Are Tagged With "Women and Girls Empowerment"

Pakistani Sports Visitor and Fulbright Alumna Wins on and off the Field

Sana Mahmud is a team captain, role model, and leader for girls and youth in Pakistan. Her exchange experiences gave her the opportunity to pursue her passion for using sports to foster social change and empowerment.

TechWomen Experience Inspires MentorSHE Project

Jessica’s exchange experience deepened her understanding of U.S. culture, and she remains a dedicated member of the TechWomen network, sharing her experience with local Lebanese and U.S-based mentors.

Empowering Young Asian American Pacific Islander Women to Stop Sexual Violence

As an active member of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in St. Cloud, Minnesota, alumnus Amy Tran has committed herself to designing the tools essential to providing a substantive education on sexual health and violence to the demographic most afflicted by a lack thereof – young Asian American women.

Vital Voices Honors Exchange Alumnae

Two exchange alumnae are among the five women honored at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards held on International Women’s Day 2017.

IWOC Alumna Promotes Human Rights and Fights Prison Torture

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.

Alumna's Courage Continues to Create Change

Ms. Touré has championed the rights of women and girls in Mali for over two decades.

IWOC Alumna Charts Own Path of Courage

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.

Alumna Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking in Decade since IWOC

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.

International Woman of Courage Alumna Spotlight

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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