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Icon Person: Zainab Salbi

I very much respect women who step out of the boundaries and follow their passion to make a difference.

I truly believe that we, as women, are more caring and nurturing than our male counterparts. The majority of us wish that we could help people (especially women) in worse conditions than ourselves, but we are scared to take that initial step or make that first sacrifice. For a whole host of reasons, we decide to succumb to the fear.

Zainab Salbi is an inspirational Iraqi-American woman because she knew that she had to do something to help women in war-torn countries, and that is what she did without ever looking back. It seems logical that she would have started in her own home country of Iraq, but it was during a trip to Croatia where she spoke with rape survivors that she knew her life’s trajectory would be helping these women get back on their feet.

Zainab founded Women for Women International in 1993 and has since helped over 407,000 women in 8 countries gain access to social and economic opportunities after wars.

I highly recommend checking out the series of short videos from an interview with Zainab by MAKERS through the link below!

A MAKER You Should Know: Zainab Salbi | MAKERS.

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This entry was posted on May 19, 2014 by in Minority Race/Poor/Indigenous Rights, Women and Children's Rights and tagged , , , .
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