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Condi honors Palestinian Woman of Courage

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Condi honors Palestinian Woman of Courage: “

G-d help us, Condoleezza Rice is celebrating International Womens Day. And wouldnt you know it, a ‘Palestinian’ woman is among the eight honored to receive the Second Annual Secretary of States Award for International Women of Courage.

…these eight women share a commitment to the non-negotiable demands of human dignity – the conviction that no culture, no religion, and no tradition of any nation provides license for treating women as objects or instruments to be commanded by another.

Our next honoree, Ms. Nibal Thawabteh is a Palestinian — (applause) — and a woman of courage in politics and journalism. After participating in U.S.-sponsored political campaign training courses in 2002, she mounted her own successful campaign for the council of her conservative community. Her success has been a model and has shown other women that they can indeed participate in politics if they choose to do so. She developed her own customized training manual for women in her community and volunteered to help other women mount election campaigns of their own. Most recently, she founded a monthly newspaper which covers various controversial political and social issues, such as honor killings, polygamy and the plight of the poor. Her investigative reports have led to threats of physical violence, but she resolutely continues her work. Please join me in congratulating the bestowment of the Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage on Ms. Nibal Thawabteh. (Applause.)


My nominee didnt even get honorable mention.


(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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