Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Host the 2020 Annual International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony, with Remarks by First Lady Melania Trump
03/01/2020 03:10 PM EST
Office of the Spokesperson
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will honor a group of extraordinary women with the 2020 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award. First Lady Melania Trump will deliver remarks at the ceremony, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Department of State.
Established in 2007, this annual award honors women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership to bring positive change to their communities, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. To date, under the IWOC program, the has recognized 134 women from 73 countries. This year will bring the total to 146 awardees from 77 countries. All awardees have advocated for the protection of human rights, promoted the advancement of the status of women, and fostered peace and government transparency around the world.
The names and bios of the recipients of the 2020 awards will be announced on March 2.