This year, the Madeleine K. Albright Grant will be awarded to the Worker Women Social Organization (WWSO), a group based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Every year, the grant is presented to a new or developing grassroots organization that promotes the advancement of women and girls in politics.
WWSO will use the grant to build a core group of young women with leadership skills, civic values and democratic principles to become the next generation of Afghan political leaders.
Khalida Noori, founder and director of WWSO, will accept the award on behalf of the organization at the annual Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 12. Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, and Afghanistan's First Lady, Rula Ghani, will also participate in the luncheon ceremony. Buy tickets »