Ambiga center with US First Lady Michelle Obama, right and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left.

First lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marked International Women’s Day with the presentation of the International Women of Courage award to seven women from all over the world who have fought against discrimination and inequality in their countries.

Clinton said the women each has her own unique experiences and stories, but together they represent all women who strive for justice and opportunity in every country on every continent, usually without recognition. This year’s recipients were from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Iraq, Malaysia, Niger, Russia and Uzbekistan.

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