The 13th annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards was held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 17, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Hillary Clinton, who founded Vital Voices Global Partnership in 1997, gave a special award to Razan Zatounieh, the Syrian human rights activists who was abducted in December 2013 and is still missing.
The Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards honor and celebrate women leaders around the world working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights. Honorees this year include women from Syria, Iraq, Tanzania, India and Guatemala. This year’s presenters included, among others, CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell and fashion designer and activist Diane von Furstenberg.
Past honorees and presenters have included Oscar winner Sally Field, Angelina Jolie, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ben Affleck, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.
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