Women of Concern Awards held in NY

The 2011 Women of Concern Awards were recently held in New York at the Jumeirah Essex House.

This year's recipient of the Women of Concern Humanitarian Award was Hoda Kotb, co-Host of the NBC's Today Show. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt received the Women of Concern Leadership Award. Nutt is a journalist at the Newark Star Ledger.

Both women were honored for their leadership, contributions to public service, and efforts to empower women and raise awareness of issues relating to the status of women globally.

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The Women of Concern Awards event, according to Concern, also raises funds to support Concern's emergency and long-term development work in 25 of the world's poorest countries.