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EWI Awards Dinner 2012 Program
With three foreign ministers and many additional dignitaries in attendance, the EastWest Institute presented the 2012 Leadership Award to Afghan and Pakistani women parliamentarians, and the 2012 International Peace Building Award to the people of Japan. Dr. Fehmida Mirza, first woman speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and Ms. Shinkai Karokhail, a renowned women’s rights activist and member of the Afghan Parliament, received the leadership award for their inspiring records. Japan’s Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba accepted the International Peace Building Award on behalf of the Japanese people, who have provided critical economic and development assistance to Afghanistan. The reception and dinner took place on Sept. 27, 2012, at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York.