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2015 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, today WDN took time to recognize two women who have become leaders in their own countries and serve as role models to women around the world.

Tarja Halonen, president of Finland from 2000-2012, and Oyun Sanjaasuren, a member of Mongolia’s Parliament, were honored with the 2015 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in politics and civil society.  The awards were presented by Cindy McCain, honorary chair of the WDN Council, as part of WDN’s annual International Women’s Day conference. 

Learn more about the International Women’s Day Conference and awardees here.

Cindy Hensley McCain, Honorary Chair of the WDN council, introduces the 2015 recipients of the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award.

Cindy Hensley McCain presents the 2015 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick award to Tarja Halonen, President of Finland 2000-2012.

Cindy Hensley McCain presents the 2015 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick award to Oyun Sanjaasuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia.

Mark Green, President of IRI, Tarja Halonen, President of Finland 2000-2012, Oyun Sanjaasuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia, and Cindy Hensley McCain, Honorary Chair of the WDN council.

WDN's 2015 International Women’s Day Delegation pose for a photograph with Jim Kolbe, Vice Chairman of IRI, Erika Veberyte, Director of WDN, Cindy Hensley McCain, Honorary Chair of the WDN council, and Mark Green, President of IRI.

Members of the International Women’s Day Delegation stand for recognition during the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award luncheon.

Tarja Halonen, President of Finland 2000-2012 addresses the crowd during the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award luncheon.

 

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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs