Ani will be receiving a "Woman of Courage" Award at the annual convention of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Albany on July 21. The award is given to women who are described as "courageous and bold" and have worked diligently for women's rights. Past recipients include playwright Eve Ensler, Jane Goodall, and Senator Barbara Boxer. Ani is the first musician to receive this award. Check out the NOW site for more information.