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Zainab Salbi

A Visual Poem Inspired By Some Of The Most Resilient Women On Earth

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.17.2017 | OWN

Women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, has worked with some of the world’s most resilient women ― women...

One Humanitarian's Simple And Profound Answer To The Trump Era

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women

To say that Islamophobia is a potent force in the United States right now is an understatement. President Trump’s rhetoric during the election was e...

How One Woman Used Lipstick To Take A Stand Against Bosnian Snipers

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.06.2016 | OWN

When international humanitarian Zainab Salbi began fighting for women's rights in the early '90s, she was just 23 years old. It was the midst of the B...

How This Woman's Honeymoon Sparked A Global Initiative

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.18.2015 | OWN

When women's rights activist Zainab Salbi married her second husband a few years after breaking free from a brutal arranged marriage, she had just eno...

The Side Of War That We Can't Afford To Overlook Anymore

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.10.2015 | OWN

Having grown up in Iraq during the eight-year Iran-Iraq War, Zainab Salbi is no stranger to the impact of armed conflicts. She's seen public execution...

The Truth About My Arranged Marriage

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.01.2015 | OWN

When Zainab Salbi was barely 19 years old, she experienced her first sense of betrayal. The young Iraqi woman had grown up in Baghdad, raised in part ...

Women's Rights Activist Learned A Big Lesson After Revealing A 'Shameful' Secret

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

For the last two decades, Zainab Salbi has devoted her life to helping women in war-torn regions, from Afghanistan to South Sudan. As a result of the ...

Muslim Women Superheroes

Lila Igram | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Lila Igram

I have the privilege of working with some amazing Muslim women -- women who run highly effective grassroots organizations or speak out against injustice. Yet despite their achievements, the media seems to always portray Muslim women as victims.

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

We Are Here

Bárbara Arredondo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Bárbara Arredondo

Today, many more are expressing their need to help in any way possible to restore peace. The question is how? What can I do to help and where can I start? I understand that feeling. At 22, I deprived myself from sleep during six months, long before this war began.

Who Says There Aren't Role Models for Women Anymore?

Christine Eads | Posted 06.09.2012 | Women
Christine Eads

As a radio host, I'm able to speak with some of my lifelong idols; I've also been introduced to some remarkable people from all walks of life that I may have otherwise never met.

The Fate of Women in Afghanistan: An International Women's Day Conversation With Zainab Salbi

Martha Burk | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Martha Burk

"Protecting women's rights, and protecting women from violence is not an isolated issue from the larger violence that is happening in the country. Violence simply starts with women but never stops with them."

SLIDESHOW: Bill Clinton Receives 'Champion Of Peace' Award For Work Supporting Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Heinz | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

Former President Bill Clinton joked as he accepted an award Thursday night, thanking supporters of women's causes for trying to offset the mistakes of...

Women in the World: Stories and Solutions Summit 2011

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Women In the World: Stories and Solutions continues to lead and lay the groundwork for amplifying concerns that have too long remained out of view.

An In-Depth Interview With Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO of Women for Women International

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

We discussed the inspiration behind the founding, the necessity to galvanize a global women's movement, toleration and the lack of public outrage, and much more.

When Business Works With Women

Racheal Yeager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Racheal Yeager

Women in the developing world will be critical partners in building more sustainable and profitable communities and reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

First 'Davos' for Women's International Development Held in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women (CAFW) hosted its first "Dialogue for Action" last week in New York City. In short, the event dedicated to he...

"No to Violence Against Women" Summit Points to Economics

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

When it comes to protecting women from violence, experts are realizing that economic self-sufficiency offers a method of prevention.

A Report From "Women in the World: Stories and Solutions" Summit - Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Gloria Steinem has stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast's three-day event.

It's About Time: The UN Says Rape is Weapon of War

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Gustafson

A case is building that women are a major key to our world's economic stability, and momentum is growing for profound and lasting progress on boosting the fortunes of the female half.