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Melania Trump Speaks At International Women Of Courage Awards

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Melania Trump spoke and took part in a presentation ceremony at the International Women of Courage Awards at the State Department in Washington Wednesday.

“I’m deeply humbled to be here today to honor these 12 remarkable and inspirational women,” the first lady began, “who have given so much for so many, regardless of the unimaginable threat to their own personal safety. Each one of these heroic women has an extraordinary own story of courage, which must inspire each of us to achieve more.”

“Wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them.”

“It will be my great honor to share a stage with these amazing women,” Melania said in a prepared statement earlier this week. “Each of the award recipients has overcome incredible odds in her pursuit to change the world and make it better. As women, we must continue to stand together with the steadfast goal of making our world safer through acts of collaborative and individual bravery. As we all know, wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them.”

“We need to continue working toward gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, always remembering that together we are one race — the human race — and each one of us has unique gifts and talents to share with the world.”