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Sunday, 11 March 2012 - 12:55
Oprah honored at the DVF Awards
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Oprah Winfrey was embraced in a hug by long-time friend Diane von Furstenberg as she took to the stage to accept a "Lifetime Leadership" honour at the third annual DVF awards.

The DVF awards honour women who are courageous and fight for justice.

Artist Panmela Castro, who battles against domestic violence; Chouchou Namegabe, who fights for women's issues in her native Congo; and Layli Miller-Muro who founded the Tahirih Justice Center, which protects women from human rights abuses, were also honoured.

Each honouree receives a $50,000 award from the foundation.

The awards were part of the festivities surrounding the Women In the World conference.

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