The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Zainab Salbi
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Zainab Salbi

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Activist

Country: US (Iraq)

Zainab Salbi has dedicated her life to women’s rights, and is the author of several bestselling books about the plight of women in warfare. 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.