NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF COURAGE

Dr Alice Pollard and US Ambassador, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert Grey with the award. Photo credit: SIBC.

                                              Dr. Alice Pollard and US Ambassador, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert Grey with the award. Photo credit: SIBC.

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is now accepting nominations for the Secretary’s award of the International Woman of Courage.

A statement from the U.S. Embassy said each year, the U.S. Secretary of State presents one exceptional woman with the Secretary’s Award for International Woman of Courage.

The award honors women who are making history.

It said since the award’s inception in 2007, the United States has honored women who have risked their lives and well-being to stop human trafficking, gender-based violence, child marriage, and corruption.

The statement said people are encouraged to nominate women who have worked to better their societies, flight discrimination, or strife, resolve conflicts, as well as those who have taken risks to run for office or break down barriers in order to promote positive change.

Nominees can be from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, or Vanuatu for the award.

SIBC News understands, founder of Rokotani Keni women’s group Dr. Alice Pollard was awarded the Woman of Courage for this year.

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