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Hahn & Hahn to Sponsor International Women of Courage Celebration

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Fri, 02/22/2019
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Hahn & Hahn LLP is proud to sponsor the 12th annual International Women of Courage Celebration, presented by American Women for International Understanding (AWIU), which will take place on March 19th, 2019, at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles. The event is a collaboration among the U.S. Department of State, the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, and AWIU. Other sponsors include Deloitte, The Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Ariel Investments, JAMA and JAMA Network, and U.S. News & World Report.

The U.S. Department of State established the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award in 2007, under the leadership of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to honor women who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in acting to improve their societies and defend the rights of others, often at the risk of their own safety and freedom. U.S. diplomatic missions overseas nominate one woman of courage from their respective host countries, and the finalists are selected and approved by senior State Department officials. Honorees will travel to the United States for an award ceremony at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on March 7th, 2019, and have an opportunity for cultural exchange across the country through the International Visitors Leadership Program. The honorees will end their stay in the U.S. in Los Angeles for the International Women of Courage Celebration. AWIU provides each awardee with a grant to continue her vital work in her home country.