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Saudi Arabia: The Courage Of One Woman Speaks For An Entire Nation

 

Samar Badawi looks a little forsaken on the big stage in Washington. Shyly, she listens to the noble words a world-famous figure is saying about her: “You are making a difference. And we thank you for that.” Then suddenly the small woman in black who hails from the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah is standing between Hillary Clinton and the world’s other most powerful woman, Michelle Obama.

Clinton’s words were part of the ceremony honoring those who won International Women of Courage Awards. Since 2007, ten women from arou