First lady Melania Trump arrives to join her guests for an International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House, March 8, 2017. Reuters

Forging ahead with her new duties as first lady, Melania Trump will on Wednesday present the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award alongside Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon. The ceremony will be shown via a live stream.

The IWOC 2017 awards will begin at the State Department late Wednesday morning, according to a press release announcement. Shannon and Trump will both present the prestigious award, which acknowledges and honors courageous women in leadership. The ceremony, which is now in its eleventh year, has recognized over 100 women from more than 60 countries. Awards are given to a group of women every year.

Last year’s recipients included Sara Hossain, a human rights lawyer from Bangladesh and Nisha Ayub, an advocate for transgender rights in Malaysia.

Following Wednesday's ceremony, the recipients will travel around the U.S. to meet with people through a program called the International Visitor Leadership Program, beginning April 1. Their tour will conclude in Los Angeles, where the women will all gather to discuss their trip.

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The following 13 women will be honored for their “exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment.”

-Fadia Najib Thabet, a human rights activist from Yemen

-Saadet Ozkan, an educator and gender activist from Turkey

-Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger and environmental activist from Vietnam

-Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh, a member of Daughters of Mary Help Christians from Syria

-Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista, a lawyer and founder of Not One Woman Less from Peru

-Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, a Deputy Director of Social Work at the Military Hospital of Niamey from Niger

-Veronica Simogun, a Director and founder of Family for Change Association from Papua New Guinea

-Rebecca Kabugho, a political and social activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo

-Jannat Al Ghezi, the Deputy Director of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq from Iraq

-Malebogo Molefhe, a human rights activist from Botswana

-Natalia Ponce de Leon, President of Natalia Ponce de Leon Foundation from Colombia

-Sharmin Akter, an activist against early/forced marriages from Bangladesh

-Sandya Eknelygoda, a human rights activist from Sri Lanka

There ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT. Watch a live stream of it by clicking here.