Secretary Kerry Presents the 2016 International Women of Courage Award to Nagham Nawzat of Iraq

Secretary Kerry Presents the 2016 International Women of Courage Award to Nagham Nawzat of Iraq
Secretary Kerry Presents the 2016 International Women of Courage Award to Nagham Nawzat of Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry honored Yezidi activist Dr. Nagham Nawzat Hasan with the 2016 International Women of Courage Award. The award goes to women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to improve others’ lives.

Dr. Hasan was one of the first physicians to provide psychological counseling and health screenings to girls who were freed or escaped from Da’esh custody. Her vital role in combating gender-based violence, providing psychological support to survivors, and rescuing and assisting Yezidi girls traumatized by Da’esh were among the reasons she was so honored.