100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Zainab Salbi
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Zainab Salbi

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Female activist

Country: Iraq

Occupation: Female activist

Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International
and was its CEO from 1993 to 2011, helping female war survivors rebuild their
lives by giving them access to social opportunities. Since 1993, the
organisation claims to have distributed more than $103m in direct aid and micro
credit loans and has impacted more than 1.7 million people. Salbi has been
named one of the Top 100 Women Activists by the Guardian, and a Female Faith Heroine
by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.