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, U.S. Embassies around the world nominate one candidate for the State Department’s International Women of Courage Award. However, Romania has so many extraordinary women of courage that Embassy Bucharest holds its own annual ceremony to recognize them. These women are strong, inspiring leaders who demonstrate unwavering commitment to their communities. So today, the Embassy will recognize seven Romanian women of courage, including our International Woman of Courage nominee for Romania for 2019.
Good afternoon, everyone. I am delighted you could all join us today to celebrate seven Romanian women who embody service, leadership, and, above all else, courage. While these women each devote their energies to different issues facing Romania, they all serve as inspiring reminders of how determined individuals can make a difference and effect lasting change in their communities and across their country.
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