Katrina Avila Munichiello

Sudanese Tea Activist Awarded with International Women of Courage

Awadeya Mahmoud Kuku, active since 1979 in fighting for the rights of Khartoum tea sellers, was awarded the 10th annual International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. State Department.

The International Women of Courage Award brings attention to women who have shown leadership in working for the equality of women and who have shown outstanding levels of courage.

“Awadeya Mahmoud has been fearless in confronting government authorities, challenging unfair social norms, and overcoming economic obstacles,” the State Department said in making the award. Awadiya received the award from United States Secretary of State John Kerry. There were fourteen awardees this year.


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