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US Plans To Honor Nirbhaya

The victim of a gang rape in a Delhi bus, Nirbhaya who get on the centering of women around India and their struggle against gender-based fierceness, is among ten exceeding women being honored on Friday with the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award.

US First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary of State John Kerry as he presents the annual award recognizing women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights and authorization, often at great individual risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the State Department has honoured 67 women from 45 different countries.

Nirbhaya "Fearless," challenger for justice (India) will be honored posthumously. "Known to India and the world as "Nirbhaya" (Fearless), the brave 23-year-old physiotherapy intern whose cruel gang rape on a moving bus in Delhi in December inspired general protests, has get over the foundation of a popular movement to end violence against women in India," the honor noted. "For millions of Indian women, her individual experience, persistence to struggle for justice, and her family's continued feeling is helping to lift the stain and exposure that drive aggression against women," it said.

"Nirbhaya" courageously recorded two police statements while in the hospital, recurrently called for justice against the six attackers, and declared her will to live on to see justice finished, the commendation recalled.

"Like numerous Indians divine by her effort, she was born into a working class family that endowed their hopes and life savings into her dream to follow medicine. She had just graduated from a physiotherapy programme when her life was incised short.

"In the effect of her death just two weeks later on the attack, India's active civil society started advocating intemperately for legislation and social programmes to root gender-based ferocity in all its forms and to guarantee higher rape conviction rates and gender-sensitive law enforcement and justice systems," it said. Thanks to these endeavors, the Indian government has started to take action to follow through with on those demands, the laurels noted.

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