Datuk Ras Adiba to Receive International Women of Courage Award at the White House
By: Michelle Liew
Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi will be one of the receipts of the 2023 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recipients on March 8. She will be receiving the award at the White House in Washington, United States.
"The IWOC Award ceremony will honour a group of 11 extraordinary women from around the world who are working to build a brighter future for all.” A statement was issued by the United States Department of the State on Monday. Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken and First Lady Jill Biden will be hosting the annual ceremony.
Datuk Ras Adiba has spent most of her professional life promoting human rights. She has been a strong advocate for the vulnerable populations. She was appointed senator to represent persons with disabilities in May 2020. Later on, she was appointed the first female chairman of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama).
Not only that, Datuk Ras Adiba explored the sporting arena as a national Paralympic sharpshooter. She even earned a sport in the Malaysian Book of Records for ‘wheeling’ 420km in 12 days rom Johor Bahru to Putrajaya in her wheelchair.
We congratulate Datuk Ras Adiba for the phenomenal achievement.