Zainab Salbi, a world changer, will speak at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Prior Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus. Salbi was born in Iraq. When she was 11 years old, her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein’s personal pilot. When she was 20, her mother sent her to be married and live in America to escape the clutches of Saddam.
Palestinian-American, were deeply moved by the plight of the women of the former Yugoslavia, many forced into the infamous rape and concentration camps. They wanted to volunteer to help, but were unable to locate an organization that addressed these injustices and egregious wrongs.
In lieu of a honeymoon, Salbi and Atallah launched an organization that created “sister-to-sister” connections between sponsors in the United States and women survivors of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They were greeted with an overwhelming response.
A survivor of the rape camps who had lost her husband and children during the war said, "I thought the world had forgotten us…."
and Sudan. It has assisted more than 120,000 women, distributed more than $33 million in direct aid and microcredit loans, trained thousands of women in rights awareness, and helped thousands more to start their own small businesses.