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Wazhma Frogh: The 2009 International Woman of Courage Award recepient by the State Department!!!

On Wednesday 11 March 2009, I recieved the 2009 International Woman of Courage Award from United States First Lady, Michelle Obama and the Secretrary of State, Hillary Clinton. I was part of 8 women delegation that came from different parts of the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Guatemala, Niger, Yemen, Malaysia,Russia and Tajikistan. These 8 women were selected amongst almost 800 nominees from all countries around the world. It was quiet an honor for a young Afghan woman to stand there and once again prove to the world that Afghan women are not passive and victims of their oppressed society but can make their own destiny.
I was told that i was selected based on a thorough assessment of the USAID and US embassy in Afghanistan and based on my work on promoting and advocacting for women's human rights related to domestic violence, and child sexual abuse and child rapes in the country.