Clinton to honor Ukrainian first woman, Nobel Peace Prize co-winner

Ukrainian first woman Olena Zelenska and Nobel Peace prize co-winner Oleksandra Matviichuk are set to be honored at Georgetown College Institute for Ladies, Peace, and Safety’s annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards. 

The Washington Put up reported that Zelenska and Matviichuk are two of the 4 Ukrainian  ladies to be honored on the annual awards ceremony that Clinton, a former secretary of State and first woman, launched in collaboration with Georgetown College in 2014.

The awards honor ladies who’ve proven “distinctive management in selling ladies’s rights and making a extra peaceable and safe world for all.” 

Matviichuk, a Ukrainian-based human rights lawyer who’s the chairwoman of the Heart for Civil Liberties in Ukraine, is being honored for her work advocating for the growth of the Worldwide Legal Court docket and revamping the worldwide justice system in an effort to deal with non-reported battle crimes, in line with the Put up. 

Zelenska, the spouse of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, is ready to simply accept her award remotely as she stays in hiding from Russian forces amid the continued battle in Ukraine.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards may even honor Ukraine’s gender equality commissioner, Kateryna Levchenko, and the Ukrainian Ladies’s Fund (UWF) Strategic Improvement Director Natalia Karbowska, the Put up reported.

The information comes as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered its ninth month, with Ukrainian forces having delivered a collection of blows to Moscow’s battle effort in current months.

Nonetheless, Ukraine is making ready for a brutal winter with Russian missiles concentrating on vitality infrastructure in what the U.S. has known as a “barbaric” try and starve and freeze the Ukrainian inhabitants.  

Zelenska has grow to be a outstanding determine within the battle, addressing Home and Senate lawmakers in July and internet hosting first woman Jill Biden as she made a shock go to to Kyiv in Might. 

The Hill has reached out to Georgetown Institute for Ladies, Peace, and Safety for remark and extra info.