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US bravery award for young politician

Nasik Swami
Saturday, March 08, 2014

POLITICIAN and Be the Change Campaign activist Roshika Deo is one of the recipients of the 2014 International Women of Courage Award of the American Government.

According to the US Government, the annual award recognises women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment, often at great personal risk.

Ms Deo,was among 10 other women chosen from 10 other countries for the award.

The Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Ms Deo's former employer, congratulated her on being one of the recipients of the award.

FWRM executive director Virisila Buadromo said the reason Ms Deo was awarded was because she was one of the very first candidates in the country to announce her intention to stand in the general election.

"Her intention stated so early on shows intrepid action and bravery deserving of such an award," Ms Buadromo said.

Ms Deo was presented the award past Tuesday by deputy secretary Heather Higginbottom in the presence First Lady Michelle Obama who was the special guest.

Other Pacific feminists who have also been honoured with this award include Ms Buadromo, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre's co-ordinator Shamima Ali and Vanuatu Crisis Centre's co-odinator Merilyn Tahi.








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