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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.

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.

Courageous Alumna Speaks Out for Maldivian Women

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.

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.

Apply Now for the 2017 Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Awards

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the 2017 Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award which recognizes the positive contributions made by Professional Fellows Program (PFP) alumni.

Fall 2016 Alumni Impact Award Winners Selected for the Professional Fellows Congress

The Professional Fellows Program is pleased to announce the four fall 2016 Alumni Impact Award (AIA) recipients selected in recognition of the impact they are making on their communities after participating in the Professional Fellows Program.

The 2016 Our Ocean, One Future Leadership Conference

The two-day conference focused on the principal issues facing our ocean, namely marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean.

International Women of Courage Jestina Mukoko

African woman holding a tablet while delivering a lecture

In March 2010 Jestina Mukoko was one of ten human rights defenders honored in the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, she returned as an alumni in 2016.

Spring 2016 Alumni Impact Award Winners Selected for Professional Fellows Congress

The Professional Fellows Program selected four recipients for its 2016 Alumni Impact Award in recognition of the impact they are making on their communities after participating in the program.

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