Zainab Salbi: The Other Side of War
When: Thursday, October 04 2012, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: Filene Aud, Moore Hall
Contact : Dickey Center for International Understanding 603-646-2023

The 2012 Rabbi Marshall Meyer Great Issues Lecture on Social Justice

The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope

Thursday, October 4, 2012 


Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall / overflow seating in BO3

Sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding & The Tucker Foundation.

Made possible by a gift from Marina and Andrew Lewin `81. Free and open to the public.




Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International and served as the organization's CEO from 1993 to 2011. Women for Women International is a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives. Since 1993, the organization has helped 316,000 women survivors of wars access social and economic opportunities through a program of rights awareness training, vocational skills education and access to income generating opportunities, thereby ultimately contributing to the political and economic health of their communities. In its 18-year history, the organization has distributed more than $103 million in direct aid, micro credit loans, and has impacted more than 1.7 million family members. For its work “alleviating human suffering”, Women for Women International was awarded the 2006 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, becoming the first women’s organization to receive this honor.

Zainab Salbi is the author of two books; a national bestseller "Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam” (with Laurie Becklund) that documents her life under Saddam Hussein’s rule and “The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope." Her work has been featured in major media outlets, including 8 appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.


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