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Zimbabwe Rights Activist Jestina Mukoko US Women of Courage Award Winner

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

The State Department's International Women of Courage Awards are given for exceptional courage and leadership in advocating the rights of women and their advancement around the world

Zimbabwe Peace Project Director Jestina Mukoko, who was abducted by state security agents in late 2008 and later charged with plotting a coup, has been named a winner of one of 10 U.S State Department International Women of Courage awards for 2010.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will present the awards on March 10 in Washington.

The awards are given for exceptional courage and leadership in advocating the rights of women and their advancement around the world.

VOA was unable to reach Mukoko immediately for her reaction to news of the award.

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