Journalist Nadia Sharmeen received International Women of Courage Award
6 March 2015, Nirapad News: Journalist Nadia Sharmeen received International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award. The award ceremony was held on thursday March 5 at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The US embassy to Dhaka issued a press release in this regard on Thursday.
In observance of International Women’s Day, the IWOC award honored the courage of extraordinary women worldwide who have played transformative roles in their societies.
According to the media release, Nadia Sharmeen is the second Bangladeshi woman who earn this prestigious recognition, and she was honored along with eight other women leaders from across the globe.
The crime reporter at Ekattor TV and the other awardees also met with First Lady Michelle Obama and other U.S. government dignitaries.
Following the IWOC awards ceremony, Nadia participated in an intensive program of events organized by the U.S. Department of State during which she met U.S. women leaders in journalism and other fields.
She along with women’s rights activists from across the globe joined the 59th Commission on the Status of Women to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.