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Assisting Marsh Arabs and Refugees Foundation Honors Melanne Verveer at Annual Gala (Photos)

The event raised $40,000 to support the foundation's work.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne honors Ambassador Melanne Verveer with the first AMAR Helping Humanity Flourish Award. Photograph courtesy of the AMAR foundation.

AMAR’s 2014 gala took pace on October 23 at the Park Hyatt Washington. The event raised $40,000 to support the organization’s work with the State Department to combat violence against women in Iraq. Melanne Verveer, the US ambassador for global women’s issues, was honored at the event. Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was the keynote speaker and congratulated AMAR’s chairman, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, on the work the organization is doing.

“Thank you Baroness for your courage and being an inspiring human being,” Kerrey said. “You inspire the young and women in what they are trying to do to build a better life.”