Kerry Hosts International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony At State Dep't


US First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Julieta Castellanos of Honduras... News PhotoAdult,Embracing,Government,Honduras,Horizontal,Michelle Obama,Politics,Secretary Of State,US State Department,USA,Washington DC,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS First Lady Michelle Obama (L) hugs Julieta Castellanos of Honduras after she was presented with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award inside the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the US State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, Dc. The award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the Department of State has honored 67 women from 45 different countries. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)