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Great Women Recognized

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First lady Melania Trump presents Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh of Syria with the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award during a March 29 award ceremony at the State Department in Washington. Sister Tahhan Fachakh is a member of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The award recognizes women around the globe “who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocat- ing for women’s rights, empowerment and justice, often at great personal risk.”

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