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Zainab Salbi wins the 2011 Perdita Huston Human Rights Award! @ZainabSalbi #hwhtw

Congratulations to Zainab Salbi of Women for Women International!  On Thursday, December 8th, she’ll receive the 2011 Perdita Huston Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.  Zainab is being recognized for “dedicating her life to helping women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives and communities.”  A well-deserved honor!

To learn more or register to attend the awards luncheon: http://unanca.citysoft.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=52

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November 10, 2011 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Women Deliver 100: The Most Inspiring People Delivering for Girls and Women

“Women Deliver is announcing the “Women Deliver 100,” our list of the hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women. This list recognizes women and men, both prominent and lesser known, who have committed themselves to improving the lives of girls and women around the world. Honorees derive from the fields of health, human rights, politics, economics, education, journalism, and philanthropy, and represent a great diversity of geographic and cultural backgrounds. The 100 honorees were selected from among hundreds of potentials and feature some of the most intrepid, committed, and results-driven people in the world.”

HWHTW favorites Christy Turlington Burns and Zainab Salbi made the list!

Read more: http://www.womendeliver.org/updates/entry/women-deliver-100-the-most-inspiring-people-delivering-for-girls-and-women/

April 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm 2 comments

TED Flashback: Zainab Salbi

zainab salbi photoZainab Salbi of Women for Women International was in the audience, not onstage, at TEDWomen this week – but her talk from TEDGlobal earlier this year would have been right at home there:

“In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. AT TEDGlobal 2010, Zainab Salbi tells powerful “backline” stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over.”

Video: “Women, wartime and the dream of peace”

http://www.ted.com/talks/zainab_salbi.html

December 9, 2010 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

No Peace Without Women

zainab salbi photoLooks like women in peacebuilding is a hot topic these days!

Here’s a video of Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi speaking at the recent “Women in War” conference at the Elliott School at GWU:

http://media.elliott.gwu.edu/video/165

“Zainab Salbi, CEO and founder of Women for Women International, discusses the role of women in establishing and maintaining long-term peace. This event was timed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which addressed the linkages between women, peace, and security in war and post-conflict situations.”

November 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

TONIGHT: Zainab Salbi on The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer

Who: Zainab Salbi
What: PBS’s The Newshour with Jim Lehrer
When: Monday, September 13 check your local listings

In response to recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Women for Women International founder and CEO Zainab Salbi will speak to Gwen Ifill tonight about her travels to the DRC, the state of women, and how the culture of rape and violence is invading the country.

Learn more about Women for Women International’s work in the DR Congo.

September 13, 2010 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Katie Couric Features Women for Women International on CBS Evening News

zainab salbi photoWho: Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International Founder and CEO
What: CBS Evening News With Katie Couric
When: Friday August 20 

Watch an interview from Afghanistan with Women for Women International Founder and CEO Zainab Salbi, this Friday on CBS Evening News. See how Women for Women International-Afghanistan programs are making a difference in the lives of women survivors of war. Check local listings for time.

If you couldn’t catch the broadcast, here’s an interview with Women for Women International Policy Analyst Lyric Thompson about the challenges to ensuring security and the protection of women’s rights outside of Kabul in today’s Afghanistan: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/aug/17/afghan-executions-point-to-taliban-control/?page=1

August 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

Zainab Salbi: “It’s No Longer About Policy”

zainab salbi photoThis morning I had the privilege of hearing one of my personal heroes, Zainab Salbi, speak on “U.S. Foreign Policy Addressing Violence in Global Hot Spots”. Zainab, the founder of Women for Women International, urged the need for action, not just words. “Now is the time to push.”

She outlined 4 key issues of focus for U.S. Foreign Policy:

1. Inconsistency. How can we require Sudan to include women in its peace negotiating team when the U.S. team is not 50% women?

2. Being more conservative than the cultures where we work. Under Saddam, Iraqi women could go to a store and receive rations like any other citizen; the U.S. distributes food rations from mosques, where women do not have equal standing.

3. Walking the walk. We are now talking the talk, but we need measurement of results so we can hold our own government accountable.

4. Public awareness. We have many resolutions and policies on women’s rights, but no one outside the activist community knows what they are. An awareness campaign is needed to reach all men and women.

Her closing thought: “It’s no longer about policy.” Now is the time for action.

June 12, 2010 at 11:35 am Leave a comment


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