Melania Trump to serve as 'special guest' at International Women of Courage ceremony

Melania Trump will travel to Washington this week, where she will serve as the "special guest" at a State Department ceremony.

The first lady is expected to attend the International Women of Courage awards ceremony on Wednesday, an event hosted by the State Department that celebrates courageous efforts advocating for women's equality, social progress and human rights -- often in the face of immense personal risk.

Melania Trump hosted a White House luncheon earlier this month on International Women's Day, and spearheaded the reopening of White House tours as part of her platform as first lady.

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U.S. 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 in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Ivanka Trump joins her mother-in-law, U.S. first lady Melania Trump (not pictured), as she welcomes guests for an International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) (L) and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are seated next to each other as they attend first lady Melania Trump's International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. Collins was one of just two Republican senators to vote against DeVos's confirmation. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: First lady Melania Trump arrives at a luncheon she was hosting to mark International Women's Day in the State Dining Room at the White House March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
White House advisor Kellyanne Conway attends first lady Melania Trump's International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon (L) and Karen Pence (R), wife of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, attend first lady Melania Trump's (not pictured) International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Fashion designer Rachel Roy attends U.S. first lady Melania Trump's (not pictured) International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: First lady Melania Trump attends at a luncheon she was hosting to mark International Women's Day in the State Dining Room at the White House March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in the State Dining Room of the White House for a luncheon on International Women's Day on March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Karen Pence (R), wife of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, attends first lady Melania Trump's (not pictured) International Women's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The former model-turned-first lady has kept a relatively low profile since her husband took his oath of office as president. Melania and son, Barron, continue to maintain their permanent residence at their Manhattan penthouse in New York, although reports continue to confirm the pair will move into the White House after Barron finishes school this year.

Melania Trump has also been seen spending weekends with the president at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

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