International Women of Courage Award 2022 (IWOC)

The award ceremony of Carmen Gheorghe, president of E-Romnja, which promotes the rights of Roma women, took place today at the US embassy.  Carmen is among the 12 winners of the 2022 International Women of Courage Award (IWOC 2022) given by the State Department.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken and First Lady Jill Biden attended ... Read More»

Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman Praises ECHR’s Laura Codruta Kovesi Ruling

The European Court of Human Rights issued a decision today that reemphasizes the paramount import of the rule of law in a democracy. Without recourse to a free and independent judiciary there is no freedom or democratic process. The Court ruled today that Laura Codruţa Kövesi was wrongly terminated as head of the DNA. President ... Read More»

Ambassador Hans Klemm at the International Women of Courage Ceremony

Women of Courage Awards Ceremony In 2007, the Department of State established the International Women of Courage Award to honor women who exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress – often at great personal risk. Annually, each Embassy may nominate one candidate for the State Department’s International ... Read More»
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