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US to honour Egyptian activist

Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim will be honored along ten other women with the US State Department`s International Women of Courage Award for advocating women`s rights.



Cairo: Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim will be honored along ten other women with the US State Department`s International Women of Courage Award for advocating women`s rights.

Ibrahim will be honoured by US Secretary of State John Kerry next Friday on the occasion of International Women`s Day.

The State Department`s award "recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women`s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk."

Ibrahim became known after taking the government to court over so-called "virginity tests."

Ibrahim is the coordinator of the Know Your Rights movement, which works to raise political awareness and advocate for women`s rights in Egypt.

PTI

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