Vietnam's prominent journalist and human rights defender Pham Doan Trang is mentioned as one of the honorees of the 2022 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award.

Title: US Names Afro-Colombian Activist Josefina Klinger "Woman Courage"
Publish Date: March 14, 2022
Publisher: SWI


Note:  Original texts in Spanish.

Afro-Colombian activist Josefina Klinger Zúñiga was one of the women who received the "Woman Courage" award from the US Department of State on Monday for her defense of human rights and the environment in the Colombian region of Chocó.

Along with Klinger, 12 women were honored with the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award, which is presented each year by the United States to "women from around the world who have shown exceptional courage, strength and leadership for the peace, justice, human rights and equality".

In addition, the Bangladeshi lawyer Rizwana Hasan, the Liberian women's rights defender Facia Boyenoh Harris, the South African activist Roegchanda Pascoe, and the Vietnamese writer and journalist Pham Doan Trang have also been awarded.

During the virtual awards ceremony, the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, had a few words for the "millions of Ukrainian women who have fled their country" in the face of the Russian invasion, including the singer Ruslana Lyzhychko, who received the "Woman Courage" award in 2014.