Presenting some of the bravest women in the world

Presenting the recipients of the International Women of Courage Awards with Secretary Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday: Recipients of International Women of Courage Awards, March 11, 2009 From left to right are Mutabar Tadjibayeva of Uzbekistan, First Lady Michelle Obama, Veronika Marchenko of Russia, Wazhma Frogh of Afghanistan, Norma Cruz of Guatemala, Secretary ...

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WASHINGTON - MARCH 11: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (4R) and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2L) pose for a photo with recipients at an awards ceremony to announce this year's recipients of the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage at the State Department March 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. The awards were given to eight women from around the world who have shown leadership while struggling for social justice and human rights. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Presenting the recipients of the International Women of Courage Awards with Secretary Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday:

From left to right are Mutabar Tadjibayeva of Uzbekistan, First Lady Michelle Obama, Veronika Marchenko of Russia, Wazhma Frogh of Afghanistan, Norma Cruz of Guatemala, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Suaad Abbas Salman Allami of Iraq, Ambiga Sreenevasan of Malaysia, and Hadizatou Mani of Niger. (Award recipient Reem al Numery of Yemen was unable to attend.)

Presenting the recipients of the International Women of Courage Awards with Secretary Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday:

Recipients of International Women of Courage Awards, March 11, 2009

Recipients of International Women of Courage Awards, March 11, 2009

From left to right are Mutabar Tadjibayeva of Uzbekistan, First Lady Michelle Obama, Veronika Marchenko of Russia, Wazhma Frogh of Afghanistan, Norma Cruz of Guatemala, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Suaad Abbas Salman Allami of Iraq, Ambiga Sreenevasan of Malaysia, and Hadizatou Mani of Niger. (Award recipient Reem al Numery of Yemen was unable to attend.)

You can read the recipients’ stories of courage by clicking on their names above.

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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