(May 6, 2019, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP has received the 2019 Voices of Courage award from the Women's Refugee Commission. Steptoe was recognized for "providing critical support on securing essential protections for unaccompanied children, specifically related to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act." Steptoe's George Grandison and Paul Lee accepted the award on the firm's behalf during an awards luncheon on May 2 in New York.
The Women's Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. Since its founding, the Women's Refugee Commission has ensured that displaced women, children and young people—among the world's most vulnerable—are not forgotten and are put on the international agenda. Each year the Women's Refugee Commission holds a luncheon to honor individual refugee women and young people who are working on behalf of other refugees.
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Steptoe's Paul Lee and George Grandison