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Diane Von Furstenberg Awards

March 28, 2012 by staff 

Diane Von Furstenberg Awards, Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Congolese activist Chouchou Namegabe were among the five women honored at the third annual DVF Awards held in New York City on March 9. An event scheduled to concur with the Daily Beast Women In the World conference held last week at Lincoln Center, the DVF Awards are bestowed yearly on courageous women who fight for justice.

Designer and humanitarian Diane von Furstenberg hosted the 500-person fete, which was sponsored by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. Held this year at the United Nations, the DVF Awards were given to:

-Oprah Winfrey, who received a Lifetime Leadership honor.
-Jaycee Dugard, for her JAYC Foundation that supports families dealing with tragedies.
-Chouchou Namegabe, whose leadership uplifts women in her homeland of the Congo.
-Layli Miller-Muro, founder of the Tahirih Justice Center, created to protect women from human right violations.
-Panmela Castro, a Brazilian artist who champions female victims of domestic violence.

Other fabulous and powerful women in attendance included author Fran Lebowitz, Broadway director Julie Taymor, Daily Beast chief Tina Brown, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

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