Melania Trump to present award in honor of International Women's Day
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump says Prince Philip's death an 'irreplaceable loss' for UK Twitter will not allow Trump account archive on platform Jill Biden unveils next phase of military families program MORE is poised to present an award to courageous women who have advocated for women’s rights around the world.

The first lady will be present the award, which comes in honor of International Women's Day, at the March 21 International Women of Courage ceremony at the State Department, the White House announced on Thursday.


The State Department’s only all-female award will honor more than 120 women from around the globe who “who have overcome enormous challenges while continuing the advancement and support of women.”

“The fearlessness with which these women fight for equality and freedom in places far from the safety of their own homes, is remarkable,” Trump, 47, said in a statement.

“Their courage only furthers my belief in the powerful impact women can make through solidarity and support of one another,” Trump said. “Our strength is something to be celebrated and I consider it a great privilege to have the opportunity to stand with these women and present them with awards they so justly deserve.”

The award was created in 2007 by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Trump also presented the award at last year’s ceremony. In previous years, Rice and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaBiden, Obamas and celebrity guests announce coronavirus vaccination TV special Obamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death Overnight Defense: Trump-era land mine policy unchanged amid review | Biden spending outline coming Friday | First lady sets priorities for relaunched military families initiative MORE participated in the annual event.