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The Guardian, CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Marie Claire, among other illustrious publications.

A Time For Silence; A Time To See; A Time To Speak, Huffington Post
What is happening in the world these days can feel overwhelming. The badgering news of terrorism, wars, and President Trump’s latest actions – just to name a few – are triggering all kinds of emotional reactions among different people.

Zainab Salbi: Author, Human Rights Activist, and Humanitarian, The New York Times
Even those who know the difference are questioning their identities.

Zainab Salbi: Author, Human Rights Activist, and Humanitarian, The Legacy Project
The Legacy Project spoke with Zainab about principles, inspirations, lessons, and dealing with doubt.

The Stories of a Headscarf, TedTalks
In this essay, Zainab writes about how Muslim women are needed as critical agents of change in this historical transformative moment in Islamic history and the Middle East and deconstructs the global fixation on the headscarf.

A Letter From a Christian Friend in Iraq, The Huffington Post
Zainab Salbi recounts the cultural and religious diversity that Iraq used to celebrate. In times of turmoil, with the attacks from ISIS, Zainab shares a letter she recently received from a Christian friend still living in Iraq.

Egypt’s Women Refuse to be Intimidated, The Guardian
She once called Saddam Hussein “uncle.” Now she fights for women’s rights all over the world.

Iraqi Women on the War’s 10th Anniversary: ‘Now I Fear Everyone’, The Daily Beast
Ten Years after the invasion, child marriage, female illiteracy, domestics violence, and divorce are all up – while legal protections are down, Iraqi women tell women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi.

Fadia Tunis, The Huffington Post
Co-authored by Gini Reticker, an award winning documentary filmmaker known for her focus on women and individuals’ struggles for social justice..

Zainab Salbi: Escape from tyranny, The Guardian
At 23, the woman who called Saddam Hussein ‘uncle’ set up Women for Women International, to help those affected by war. Twenty years on, she talks about her latest mission in the Middle East.

Why Women Are Less Free 10 years After the Invasion of Iraq, CNN
Ten years ago the war in Iraq began. This week we focus on the people involved in the war, and the lives that changed forever.

At Home: Zainab Salbi, Financial Times
Barclays’ Women of the Year’s award winner talks about helping those caught up in war and poverty.

Zainab Salbi: Why I cried for Uncle Saddam, The Independent
She has just been named Woman of the Year and is a leading human rights activist, but her father was a trusted aide of the Iraqi dictator.

Little House in the War Zone, The New York Times
Salbi describes her childhood in Baghdad and explores her feelings upon revisiting Iraq later in life in this op-ed.

Strength in Adversity: Six Women Who’ve Wurvived the Horrors of War, The Telegraph
Salbi and the photographer Rennio Maifredi spent weeks travelling through war-torn countries – to gather the stories for their book, If You Knew Me You Would Care.

Zainab is a Contributing Editor at the Women in the World blog, which is sponsored by Tina Brown Live Media and The New York Times. Zainab contributes weekly focusing on topics discussed among the Middle East.

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NY-Times Women in the World Blog

Election Ruling By Kenya Supreme Court Shows Progress In Political Powderkeg

Woman Was Happily Married With Kids But Everything Changed When ISIS Came To Town

Daring Young Woman Shows How To Subvert The Extremist Rule Of ISIS

Wife Of ISIS Speaks Out About Being Held Captive For 3 Months, How She Was Freed

No More Marrying Your Rapist In Jordan, Lawmakers Have Decided

Tima Shomali Obliterates The Two Main Stereotypes Of Arab And Muslim Women In Clever New Video

On The Fourth Of July, 38 Naturalized Citizens Will Be Celebrated As Great Immigrants. Zainab Is Among Those Being Honored

Tireless San Diego Prosecutor Draws Comparisons To Olivia Benson, Law And Order Character

Freelance Journalist Afrah Shawqi Discusses Her Abduction And Brutal Torture By Shadowy Captors

Women In Kenya Band Together In Bid To Thwart Violence Ahead Of Upcoming Elections

Zainab Salbi Avowed Fashion Lover On What She Learned About Being A Conscious Consumer

Next Up On Your To Do List Lead Like A Woman

Some In France Were Disillusioned Not Just By Marine Le Pen But All Of The Presidential Candidates

Daughter of Prominent Islamic Scholar Faces Backlash For Posting Photo Without A Hijab On Facebook

Brave Iraqi Schoolgirl Delivers Defiant Message To ISIS In Viral Classroom Video

One Phenomenon, Seen All Around You, That’s Holding Women Back In Their Careers And Personal Lives

Unpacking The Travel Bans Imposed In Libya That Are Causing An Uproar And Threatening Peace Efforts

Remark By President Trump Has Left Some Christians In The Arab World On Edge

Donald Trump’s ban feels like it’s ‘keeping us safe’ from an invented threat

Sallie Krawchek writes the book on how to conquer an industry ‘built by men for men’

Some In Europe and Middle East not as freaked out about Trump Presidency as you may think

Mexico’s Journalists: On The Front Lines Of Press Freedom

A year after the devastating Paris attacks, Zainab Salbi spent four days in the Paris suburbs where some of the attackers lived

A Glimpse Of Hope From Iraq

Imagine never having to choose between male and female on any legal form: The Zainab Salbi Project

The headscarf, fear and Islamophobia in the heart of America: The Zainab Salbi Project

A new way of telling the story: The Zainab Salbi Project

The legacy of trauma in Iraq: ‘ISIS wanted to buy me for seven palm dates as my dowry’

For many refugees, the vetting process to migrate to the U.S. is intolerably traumatic

A Documentary about radical Islam in Pakistan forced its makers to a deeper understanding

As the Clinton Global Initiative opens its last annual meeting Zainab Salbi sings its praises

Imprisoned Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan says her body will suffer permanent damage

1 woman 30 countries and a strong message of positivity

Sarcasm or not, Trump’s rhetoric on founding of ISIS has done irreparable damage.

Asma Khalifa: “If I want to see hope in Libya again, I have to work for it”

Faced with a coup, Turkey’s women-led media strike a blow for democracy.

Meet the activist who fled Syria after secretly filming life under ISIS.

Muslim women who don’t wear the hijab are just as Muslim as those who do.

Saudi therapist advises men on how to beat their wives.

How justifiable rage can be turned into a force for change

ISIS recruits young Syrians with the promise of wives from the “women’s market”

Zainab Salbi overcomes a fear of the “moral police” during a solo pilgrimage to Mecca

Taboos about homosexuality complicate transgender options in the Middle East

Istanbul suicide blast threatens the spirit of unity in an increasingly anxious nation

Inspiring “Nida’a” TV show engages with Arab women from all walks of life

Campus rape film, “The Hunting Ground,” punctures American moral superiority

“They accused me of being a loose woman with no morals”

“It is time to scream: ‘Not in my name’”

Sisters fight to uphold media freedom in wake of Turkish election

Candidate woos voters with polygamy platform

Jordan’s Queen Rania, longtime champion of women and children, speaks up for refugees

Syrian refugees explain why Germany is top country in which to seek a new life

How one woman defied tradition to spare her daughters from genital cutting

Iraqi woman explains why she married off her daughters at ages 15 and 16

When you’re forced to marry your rapist

Trying to shop responsibly in Dubai … while in a room packed with luxury knockoffs

Saudi man explains why he joined ISIS and then fled the terror group

Woman stuck in Lebanese prison makes philosophical choice in order to get out

In Turkey, a conflict between liberal and conservative women lurks beneath the country’s election results

Secret wife speaks out about the illusion of polygamous marriage

What people in the Middle East say in private about the West

The Middle East and its Glaring Hangups with Sexuality

What Moroccans Say About ISIS

The Last Christian

“Turks are not Arabs!”

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