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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Department of State to honor recipients of the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award.

The award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of the award in 2007, the Department of State has honored more than 70 women from 49 different countries.