EVERYONE Is Talking About What Melania Trump Wore Yesterday


As always, First Lady Melania Trump was the center of attention at last night’s International Women of Courage Awards ceremony, held at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Her exquisite below-the-knee-length white, belted coat dress with lapels hung gracefully off her tall, model’s body. On her feet she wore a pair of brown, patterned Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies pumps. Absolutely ravishing.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: U.S. first lady Melania Trump attends the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. The award honors women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to improve the lives of others. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“I’m deeply humbled to be here today to honor these 12 remarkable and inspirational women,” Trump told the crowd, “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.”

The award, which began in 2007 by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, honors women who have “demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk.” Each U.S. embassy is allowed to nominate one woman for the award. Since its inception, over 100 women from more than 60 countries have won the award.

Here is the full list of honorees:

  • Sharmin Akter, Activist Against Early/ Forced Marriage, Bangladesh
  • Malebogo Molefhe, Human Rights Activist, Botswana
  • Natalia Ponce de Leon, President, Natalia Ponce de Leon Foundation, Colombia
  • Rebecca Kabugho, Political and Social Activist, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Jannat Al Ghezi, Deputy Director of The Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, Iraq
  • Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, Deputy Director of Social Work at the Military Hospital of Niamey, Niger
  • Veronica Simogun, Director and Founder, Family for Change Association, Papua New Guinea
  • Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista, Lawyer and Founder of Not One Woman Less, Peru
    Sandya Eknelygoda, Human Rights Activist, Sri Lanka
  • Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh, Member, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (F.M.A.), Syria
  • Saadet Ozkan, Educator and Gender Activist, Turkey
  • Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, Blogger and Environmental Activist, Vietnam
  • Fadia Najib Thabet, Human Rights Activist, Yemen