Jill Biden helps honor women from 15 countries for courage

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First lady. Joe biden was on hand at the state department for the annual women of courage who was a bit different this year with the recipients attending virtually. Here's npr's michelle kellerman first lady. Joe biden is vowing to be bold telling the fourteen honorees this year quote. Your fight is our fight. The us ambassador to the un linda thomas greenfield says the department is also honoring seven afghan women who were assassinated in the past year. The violence is meant to silence and we cannot allow that to happen. We must address it head on must ensure that their voices continue to be heard. The activists from belarus maria kolesnikova couldn't attend because she's in prison. The state department hasn't been able to reach the human rights lawyer from china in the past couple of days

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