2017 Mauritanian Woman of Courage Award Winner

women-2On December 8th, Ambassador Larry André hosted a lunch in honor of Zeynabou Mint Taleb Moussa, the President of the Mauritanian Association for the Mother and the Child Health (AMSME), the 2017 Mauritanian Woman of Courage Award winner, and the Mauritanian nominee for the United States Department of State 2017 International Woman of Courage Award.  Zeynabou has spent her career courageously for advocating and defending the rights of women and children in Mauritania. The lunch was attended by notable leaders from Mauritanian civil society, especially women and human rights leaders, and is a part of the American Embassy’s on-going efforts to engage in a dialogue with government and civil-society on shared priorities.

Nouakchott, December 8, 2016