US embassy honours Guyanese Woman of Courage

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US embassy honours Guyanese Woman of Courage

Guyanese civil society activist, Zenita Nicholson was Wednesday awarded the United States (US) embassy’s first International Woman of Courage Award for her work against homophobia and fighting for women’s rights.

“This award is about courage and leadership. Zenita Nicholson embodies these principles and exemplifies the traditions of personal freedom and equality that remain shared values between Guyana and the United States,” said US Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Bryan Hunt before presenting her with the award.

Inscribed are the words “In Recognition of your exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment and raising public awareness to protect the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons.”

The award, in recognition of International Women’s Day that was observed on March 8, was established in 2007 by the Secretary of State to honour women globally who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality and social progress often at great risk.   [Read more]

BARON –   WOMAN STANDING TALL

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