Sunday, April 3, 2011

International Women of Courage Award 2010

Panama’s most highly educated indigenous woman Toribia Venado Venado nominated for the U.S. Secretary of State’s 2010 International Women of Courage Award, was officially recognized in Panama this week (ending April 2).

In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, Phyllis Powers, hosted a reception at the Ambassador’s residence.

The State Department issues the award each year to women from around the world who make outstanding sacrifices to advance human rights, particularly women’s rights, and to help protect those who are vulnerable.

Toribia Venado Venado is currently the Assistant Director of the National Institute of Women. one of the most senior government positions ever held in Panama by an indigenous woman.

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