Remarks at the International Women of Courage Award on March 8th , 2010. Extract from Secretary Clinton when she was making the award to Sr Marie Claude.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Sister Marie Claude Naddaf is the Mother Superior of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. She has been a beacon of hope for women and girls who have nowhere else to turn. She is a pioneer in working for social services for women in Syria. She is being honored for her steadfast dedication to ending the suffering of women and girls who are victims of domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking. She launched Syria’s first shelter and emergency hotline for women. Thank you so much, Sister. (Applause.)
Click her to read the full account – there is also a video link. http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/03/138217.htm