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Secretary Clinton and First Lady Obama With 2012 IWOC Award Winner Aneesa Ahmed of Maldives
Aneesa Ahmed received the International Women of Courage Award from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2012

Aneesa Ahmed is a Maldivian women's rights activist who was also the first speaker(vice) of People's Majilis from 2004 to 2009.

She studied as a Humphrey Fellow at Pennsylvania State University from 1985 to 1986. She later served as Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs in Maldives, where she brought up the subject of domestic violence although it was taboo to do so. After her service in government, she founded the non-governmental organization "Hope for Women" and led sessions about gender-based violence with police, students, and others. .....

She received a 2012 International Women of Courage award. She was the second Maldivian women to receive an International Women of Courage Award.

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