News Archive

Women for Women International has been featured in a variety of media outlets in the last ten years. The organization has been covered in print, on the radio and on television both domestically and internationally. In addition to media coverage, Zainab Salbi, founder, has testified on Capitol Hill and has met with numerous international policymakers.

Highlights

  • PBS, September 11, 2007. Zainab Salbi appeared on PBS’ Wide Angle, following the documentary A Woman Among Warlords. Zainab spoke about the status of women in Afghanistan and how viewers could make a difference in the lives of women survivors of war.
  • Giving: How each of us can change the world, September 2007, by President Bill Clinton. Women for Women International is featured in President Clinton’s newly released book.
  • Chautauqua Podcasts, July 26, 2007. Zainab Salbi joins Mary Daley and host Joan Brown Campell to discuss how just $30 and a letter have helped 100,000 women war survivors around the world.
  • Daily Record (Morris County, NJ), June 7, 2007. “Women helping women is their mission: Morris groups raise funds for those suffering in war zones.” Book clubs in New Jersey have raised awareness and more than $23,000 for Women for Women International.
  • Yoga+Joyful Living, July/August 2007. “International leader Zainab Salbi: wellspring of courage,” by Lorraine Dusky.
  • Ms., Spring 2007. “The Talibanization of Iraq,” by Bay Fang.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine, December 2006. "I am starting to throw away my worries, one by one" by Liz Brody.
  • Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2006. “Group honored for easing plight of world's women” by Lisa Richardson.
  • The Boston Globe, City Weekly, June 4, 2006. “Huge Differences from Small Act; Link to Women in War-torn Areas” by Jill Gross. Sponsorship story.
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, April 26, 2006.  Zainab Salbi interviewing women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo office.  
  • The New York Times, March 12, 2006.  “Making History, One Day at a Time” by Lisa Belkin. Sunday Late Edition, Section 1.
  • Spokane Spokesman-Review (Idaho Edition), February 4, 2006.  “Sowing Seeds of Peace, One 'Sister' at a Time” by Rebecca Nappi.
  • Newsweek, September 9, 2005. "Terror on the Tigris" by Scott Johnson. Interview with Manal Omar.
  • The Washington Post, May 28, 2005. "Drop by Drop, a Flood of Support: Women for Women Reaches Out To Victims of War" by Lynne Duke.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 2005. “Democracy May Set Back Arab Women” by Trudy Rubin.  Zainab Salbi comments on women’s rights in government and the new constitution for Iraq.
  • The Daily Star, March 21, 2005.  “Empowering Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Regions: Rwanda provides model for Iraq in gender-equity issues” by Zainab Salbi.
  • Newsweek, March 7, 2005.  "Iraq's Hidden War" by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Eve Conant and Rod Norlund.
  • Time, March 7, 2005.  "Beyond Charity" by Margaret Goodman.  In article, Zainab Salbi featured as an innovator in philanthropy.
  • PBS "NOW" with David Brancaccio, February 5, 2005.  Zainab Salbi interview.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine, February 2005.  “Postcards from the Edge”.
  • ABC The Oprah Winfrey Show, January 24, 2005.
  • CNN International, October 17, 2004.   Zainab Salbi interview.
  • CNN, May 2, 2004. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer, March 16, 2004.  Zainab Salbi interview discussing security issues for NGOs working in Iraq.
  • NPR Morning Edition, March 11, 2004. “Iraqi Women Seek Higher Political Profile”. Women for Women International and Zainab Salbi were profiled in a story about Iraqi women and political participation.

2007

Print

  • Giving: How each of us can change the world, September 2007, by President Bill Clinton. Women for Women International is featured in President Clinton’s newly released book.
  • The Busan Ilbo Daily News (Busan, Korea), September 8, 2007. News on Women for Women.
  • The Baltimore Sun, August 24, 2007. Howard County, MD - Community Notes. Women for Women International supporter Laura Dause hosts a coffeehouse concert benefit.
  • Utne Reader, July/August 2007. “Please Mr. postman: reclaiming the lost art of letter writing,” by Elizabeth Ryan. Women For Women’s letter exchange component of sponsorship program was mentioned.
  • The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA), June 27, 2007. “Local boutique selling peace bracelets.”  Women for Women International benefits from sales of Brighton’s Peace Bracelets.
  • The Progress (NJ), June 14, 2007. “Aiding the victims of war: local women raise funds to help worldwide effort,” by Matt Skibinski.
  • The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), June 14, 2007. “Book club takes on global effort,” by Lori Falco.
  • Daily Record (Morris County, NJ), June 7, 2007. “Women helping women is their mission: Morris groups raise funds for those suffering in war zones.” by Lorraine Ash.
  • The Montclair Times (Montclair, NJ), June 6, 2007. “War-torn women aided by their Montclair sisters: international activist/author Zainab Salbi coming to town,” by Tanya Drobness.
  • Herizons (Canada), Summer 2007. The Other Side of War was reviewed by Penni Mitchell in the Summer Reading section.
  • Yoga+Joyful Living, July/August 2007. “International leader Zainab Salbi: wellspring of courage,” by Lorraine Dusky. Zainab was on the cover, photographed by Danuta Otfinowski.
  • Idyllwild Town Crier (Idyllwild, CA), May 17, 2007. “The Congo Project to benefit African Women,” by Marshall Smith.
  • Domino Magazine, May 2007. “Giving back - make your mother proud.” Women for Women International benefits from sales of MarieBelle’s Tea Salon Gift Set.
  • Islamica Magazine, May 2007. “Shaping Islam in America: 10 young Muslim visionaries,” by Hana Bushnaq. Former staff member Manal Omar was featured.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2007. Sunday Forum, Opinion. “The Talibanization of Iraq: Bay Fang describes how the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has rolled back women's rights in Iraq by a couple of centuries.”
  • San Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 2007. “Hot stuff,” by Laura Thomas. Women for Women/ Parsons the New School for Design products were featured for Mother’s Day gifts.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine, May 2007. O Style Exclusive. “The O Bracelet.”
  • The Frederick News-Post (Frederick, MD), April 30, 2007. “Women of the Congo: residents participate in 5K run/walk to support mothers, daughters, wives,” by Joseph M. deLeon. News on Run for Congo Women Maryland event.
  • The Sunday Times (Rwanda), April 22, 2007. “Women for Women strengthens women’s cause,” by Gashegu Muramila. News on Women For Women International’s meeting with President Kagame at Village Urugwiro.
  • Ms., Spring 2007. “The Talibanization of Iraq,” by Bay Fang.
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA), April 19, 2007. “Area women take action against human atrocities,” by Imani Tate. News on Soroptimist International's Project Independence.
  • Bust, April/May 2007. “Sign your name across my heart: Women for Women send their love.” Sponsorship program is featured.
  • The Citizen of Laconia, April 5, 2007. “Ladies Aid.”
  • body+soul, May 2007. Whole Living section. “Big ideas: Humanitarian Zainab Salbi.”
  • Willamette Week (Portland, OR), March 22, 2007. “Lisa Shannon: How can a Portland woman help women and kids in war-torn Congo?” by Lance Kramer.
  • Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ), March 14, 2007. “Cherokee student wins state award, scholarship,” by Matt Katz. News on Women For Women International supporter Esther Tetruashvily.
  • The New Times (Kigali), March 8, 2007. Opinion. “Rwandan women trying to undo the stereotype,” by Linda Mbabazi. News on Women For Women International Rwanda’s income generating projects. Also seen at AllAfrica.com and tmcnet.com.
  • Washingtonian, March 2007. Editor’s Notes section. “Hometown Heroes.” Zainab’s photo from Washingtonians of the Year luncheon.
  • Fitness, March 2007. Fitness Inspiration section. “The accidental activist: Lisa Shannon turned an ultramarathon run into a fund-raiser for women living in a war zone,” by Megan McMorris.  
  • Glamour, March 2007. Real-Life Drama section. “No one can know I’m a woman,” by Dina Temple-Raston.
  • San Francisco Chronicle, February 23, 2007. “Rwandan women offer a blueprint,” by Zainab Salbi.
  • The New Times (Kigali), February 23, 2007. “Women reach out to fellow women,” by Gaaki Kigambo & Berna Namata. News on Women For Women International - Rwanda.
  • Newsweek, February 12, 2007. Newsweek.com section. Blurb on The Other Side of War picture slide show at newsweek.com.
  • Arabian Woman, January 2007. “(Cover Star) Escape from ‘uncle’ Saddam’s shadow: how Zainab Salbi’s true calling was revealed.”
  • US Weekly, January 15, 2007. Kate Spade/Women For Women “sunglasses” hat, made by women in Bosnia, was featured on page 89.
  • The Sun Chronicle (Norton, Massachusetts), January 15, 2007. “Giving a gift to help others,” by M. Junaid Alam.
  • The Advocate: The Berkshire’s News Weekly (MA), January 4, 2007. “Rising from the ashes: Amber Chand growing a new business – and giving hope to Third World women,” by Catherine Fahy.
  • Washingtonian, January 2007. Zainab Salbi is one of the “16 local heroes: 2006 Washingtonians of the year,” by Leslie Milk and Ellen Ryan.

Broadcast

  • Chicago Public Radio Global Activism, September 27, 2007. Interview with Christine Karumba and Chicago Run for Congo Women co-organizer Mary Holstrom.
  • PBS, September 11, 2007. Zainab Salbi appeared on PBS’ Wide Angle, following the documentary A Woman Among Warlords. Zainab spoke about the status of women in Afghanistan and how viewers could make a difference in the lives of women survivors of war.
  • PBS system by Oregon Public Broadcasting, August 19, 2007. Fareed Zakaria discusses women, war and development with Zainab Salbi.
  • WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show (New York, NY), July 26, 2007. Interview with Hamide Latifi.
  • CNN Newsroom, July 16, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi about the effects of war on children, specifically Iraqi children.
  • WOSU (Ohio) Open Line, July 16, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi about The Other Side of War and the status of women living in war torn countries around the world, by Fred Andrle.
  • CNN Paula Zahn Now, June 20, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi was part of the special coverage of World Refugee Day.
  • WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show (New York, NY), June 19, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi about her work as a global activist, and her escape from Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
  • BBC World Service, June 19, 2007. Interview with Hamide Latifi.
  • NPR All Things Considered, June 17, 2007. Host Debbie Elliott discusses the struggles and resilience of women displaced by war with Zainab Salbi.
  • ABC News Now Top Priority, June 7, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi by Juju Chang about challenges faced by Iraqi women.
  • BBC Albanian, May 23, 2007. Interview with Hamide Latifi.
  • Kosova National Television, March 14, 2007. Interview with Hamide Latifi.
  • KVMR 89.5 FM The Women’s Show (Nevada City, CA), February 12, 2007. Interview with Ricki Weisberg.
  • Wisconsin Public Radio Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, February 8, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi by Jean Feraca.
  • CNN 2pm Newsroom, January 11, 2007. Zainab Salbi discusses the situation in Iraq.
  • BBC Radio Five Live Simon Mayo Show (UK), January 8, 2007. Interview with Zainab Salbi about The Other Side of War.

Internet & Web

  • mitzvahlicious.com/blog, September 27, 2007. 'Women for Women International: Mitzvah Project.' Sponsorship program was featured.
  • spitnshop.blogspot.com, September 27, 2007. ‘Spit N Shop benefit event.’ First annual designer market on Nov 10th will benefit the oppressed women of East Congo through Women for Women.
  • AFRicanmag.com, September 25, 2007. Interview with Ricki Weisberg by Kwadjo Boaitey.
  • rwandacolors.blogspot.com, September 20, 2007. ‘Women for Women.’ A sponsor’s journal of visiting Women for Women Rwanda office.   
  • wildlyfreewoman.typepad.com, September 16, 2007. ‘Midlife opportunity: support strong, confident women!’ Fall matching campaign and sponsorship program were featured.
  • www.telegraph.co.uk, September 16, 2007. ‘Surviving Saddam.’ Interviewed with Zainab Salbi by Helena de Bertodano, Photograph by Joseph Maida.
  • rooseveltisland360.blogspot.com, September 5, 2007. ‘NYC Run for Congo Women - Roosevelt Island 9/29.’
  • www.style.com, August 27, 2007. New York Spring 2008 Fashion Week Preview. Women for Women benefits from jewelry created by Lisa Saltzer and Chris Benz.
  • goodsearch.com, August 22, 2007. Who’s Doing Good? Emily Deschanel and her support of Women for Women International is featured on the home page.
  • pilipinako.blogspot.com, August 19, 2007. blog. “Hearing voices.” A theater piece benefits Women for Women International.
  • Women's UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN) listserv, August, 17, 2007. Report ‘Ending violence against women in eastern Congo: preparing men to advocate for women's rights’, was circulated. 
  • run4alife2007.blogspot.com, August 17, 2007. Blog of ‘Run4ALife’ - a run in California raising sponsorship and awareness for Women for Women International.
  • denver.yourhub.com, August 16, 2007. “Run for Congo Women: Local women organize to give hope to women survivors of the world’s deadliest war,” by Jennifer Parsons.
  • girlistic.com/blog, August 14, 2007. Girlistic magazine blog. “Help women war survivors.”
  • searchingbones.com, August 11, 2007. “Emily Deschanel & Michaela Conlin help women.”
  • eonline.com, August 10, 2007. Girl Power: Jacinda Barrett and Emily Deschanel, cohosting the Michelle Jonas trunk show at L.A.’s City Review benefiting Women for Women International.
  • partyhopper.instyle.com, August 9, 2007. InStyle blog. Emily Deschanel hosted trunk show benefited Women For Women International.
  • huffingtonpost.com/traie-dockter, August 7, 2007. blog. “It’s a small world after all.”
  • thenaturaldyestudio.blogspot.com, August 6, 2007. blog. “My mother update - long & miserable, but hopeful at the end.”
  • podcasts.ciweb.org/chautauqua-podcasts, July 26, 2007. Chautauqua Podcasts. Zainab Salbi joins Mary Daley and host Joan Brown Campell to discuss how just $27 and a letter have helped 100,000 women war survivors around the world.
  • starlyn-monster.livejournal.com, the Augustus Pablo Appreciation Hour, July 29, 2007. “Please take a moment to pray for our fellow people.”
  • wonderafrica.com, June 27, 2007. “Crafts in Rwanda attract international funds.” Berra Kabarungi was quoted.
  • tcclibraryblog.blogspot.com, June 27, 2007, Women For Women was listed as website resource under “World refugee crisis and the TCC library.”
  • greenpagan.blogspot.com, June 27, 2007. Blogroll linked to Women For Women International.
  • www.earthtimes.org, June 26, 2007. “What does peace mean to you?” Women for Women International benefits from sales of Brighton’s Peace Bracelets. Brighton press release.
  • youthinkleft.com, June 18, 2007. blog. Zainab’s interview with NPR on June 17 was quoted in “The great American bureaucracy.”
  • uuworld.org, June 13, 2007. “Unitarians Universalists in the media.” Link to the media piece on Montclair, NJ book clubs, which have raised more than $23,000 for Women For Women.
  • businessgenerationy.blogspot.com, June 13, 2007. blog. “Microloans: a win-win for everyone.”
  • clearinghouse.infovlad.net, June 10, 2007. Ms Magazine article “The Talibanization of Iraq” was picked up.
  • gr4c5.wordpress.com, June 10, 2007. blog. Introduction to Women For Women International.
  • aina.org, June 8, 2007. Ms Magazine article “The Talibanization of Iraq” was picked up.
  • womennewsnetwork.net, June 8, 2007. “Rebuilding Bosnia and Herzegovina one woman at a time: Women for Women International reaches out to those affected by conflict,” by Drea Knufken.
  • mothersfightingforothers.wordpress.com, June 6, 2007. blog. “Getting involved – a note of encouragement.” Women for Women International was listed.
  • ameinfo.com, June 4, 2007. “Women for Women – charity sponsorship.” Charterhouse reward Consultants with the sponsorship of a 'sister' through the Women for Women International.
  • barbarany_9.blogspot.com, May 29, 2007. blog. Ms Magazine article “The Talibanization of Iraq” was picked up.
  • wild_deer.typepad.com, May 24, 2007. blog. “How I obsess.”
  • mariebelle.com, May 2007. MarieBelle donates 25% of the proceeds from every Tea Salon Gift Set sold during the month of May.
  • anicecuppa.net, May 22, 2007. blog. “Send the gift of old-fashioned tea and biscuits.” Women for Women International benefits from sales of MarieBelle’s Tea Salon Gift Set.
  • aauw.org/newsroom, May 9, 2007. Press Release. “AAUW Announces High Profile Speakers for Student Leadership Conference.” Zainab Salbi was one of the speakers.
  • savethemiddleclass.com, May 9, 2007. blog. “Women Under Attack: The Talibanization of Iraq.” Zainab Salbi was quoted.
  • foundationcenter.org, May 8, 2007. Philanthropy News Digest. WWI was at NPO Spotlight.
  • columbia.edu, May 1, 2007. Press Release. “Zainab Salbi to Speak at School of Social Work Commencement.”
  • interiordesign.net, May 1, 2007. “Products by Parson’s Students and Kosovo Women Online,” by Mairi Beautyman.
  • prnewswire.com, www.earthtimes.org , May 1, 2007. “Women for Women International collaborates with Parsons The New School for design: Mother's Day gifts that give back.” WWI press release. 
  • www.onepaper.com/stthomasvi, April 15, 2007. “On Island Profile: Sonya Melescu.” Sonya traveled to Rwanda and met her sister Patricia from Women for Women sponsorship program.
  • thehostofseraphim.blogspot.com, April 5, 2007. blog. “Women for women.”
  • chosun.com, poenglish.blogspot.com, April 4, 2007. Chosun Ilbo International News. “Women's group helps women survive war ravages.”
  • carolforpeace.com, April 3, 2007. blog. “48 hours.”
  • upstairson7th.com, March 31, 2007. blog. “One month.” April 18, 2007, “Epperson is coming!”
  • alicia-do-gooder.blogspot.com, April 3, 2007. blog. “Iraq's women: the other victims of the war.”
  • Finance.yahoo.com, forbes.com, March 28, 2007. (PRNewswire) “iVillage launches iVillage Cares, a national women's advocacy program, fueled by social networking and the power of community.”
  • moorebrothersblogs.com - Moore Brothers Wine Company's online magazine, the courtier,  March 3 2007. “Women for women.” Posting from Women for Women International website.
  • prnewswire.com, prnewswire.co.uk, March 7, 2007. “Women for Women International Releases Pivotal Report on International Women's Day.” Report Ending Violence Against Women in Eastern Congo: Preparing Men to Advocate for Women's Rights press release.
  • msn.com, March 1, 2007. Zainab Salbi is one of the “10 amazing women you’ve never heard of.”
  • sudanwatch.blogspot.com, February 26, 2007. “Wake up Sudan, more women needed in your government - Rwandan women offer a blueprint” Zainab’s op-ed piece in San Francisco Chronicle was picked up.
  • www.bus.umich.edu/NewsRoom, February 26, 2007. “Activist and War Survivor Zainab Salbi Gives Insight into 'The Other Side of War',” by Nancy Davis.
  • www.bus.umich.edu/NewsRoom, February 9, 2007. “Activist Zainab Salbi Will Give McInally Lecture.”
  • newsweek.com, February 5, 2007. Photo Gallery with Audio. “The Other Side of War: Women's stories of survival and hope.” Slide show of pictures from The Other Side of War, narrated by Alice Walker.
  • washingtonian.com, January 22, 2007. Book Reviews. “Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam,” by Ellen Ryan.
  • omagazine.info, January 22, 2007. “Women with Heart,” O Sweepstakes & Promotions. “An inspiring pair: Liz Hammer and Violette Mutegwamaso.”
  • www.younggloballeaders.org, January 16, 2007. “World Economic Forum announces Young Global Leaders for 2007.” Zainab Salbi is one of the 250 young leaders chosen.
  • salon.com, January 10, 2007. What else we're reading, Broadsheet. News on Hilton Humanitarian Prize winning.

2006

Print

  • Amnesty International, winter 2006. “Women on the other side of war,” by Zainab Salbi.
  • Pink Magazine (Malta), December 2006. “Dining with the enemy: meet Saddam’s ‘niece.’”
  • World & I, Winner 2006. “A woman for women,” by Alison Lake and Eric P. Olsen.
  • Los Angeles Times, December 24, 2006. Sunday Book Review. “’The Other Side of War' by Zainab Salbi,” by Lori Grinker.
  • The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia, Canada), December 9, 2006. “Now for the big picture: GIFT BOOKS I Even if you don't have a coffee table, these illustrated volumes will allow for hours of pleasurable roaming,” by Rebecca Wigod.
  • Sacramento Bee (CA), December 3, 2006. “9 photography books worth a look.”
  • Private Asset Management, November 20, 2006. “Women philanthropists focus on microfinance.” Article on High Water Women.
  • Whole Life Times (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago), November 2006. Three Kate Spade/ Women For Women hats were featured.
  • Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, December 2006. “Women for Women wins Hilton Humanitarian Prize,” by Delinda C. Hanley.
  • Transitions Abroad, November/ December 2006. Blurb in Explorations section on The Other Side of War.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine, December 2006. "I am starting to throw away my worries, one by one" by Liz Brody.
  • Vanity Fair, December 2006. Kate Spade/Women For Women “sunglasses” hat, made by women in Bosnia, was featured on page 162.  
  • Runner’s World, December 2006. The Heroes Issue. “The Humanitarian: Lisa Shannon,” by Michelle Hamilton. Lisa Shannon is one of the Runner’s World Heroes of Running 2006.  
  • Black Tie International Magazine, November 2006. Women for Women International 2006 Women of the World Awards Gala was listed in the November Social Event Calendar.
  • Oxfam Development Resources Review (Oxford, UK), October 30, 2006. Beyond Darfur was reviewed in the Oxfam Library publication.
  • The Reporter (Vacaville, CA), October 26, 2006. “Three representatives of Women for Women share their experiences” by Jennifer Gentile. News on Country Director Tour.
  • The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), October 23, 2006. “Fund-raiser aids women in war-torn lands: Westlake crowd hears from former refugees” by Janet Okoben. News on Country Director Tour.  
  • The New Times (Kigali), October 22, 2006. “Women for Women wins global award.” News on Conrad Hilton Prize. Also seen at AllAfrica.com and KenyaLondonNews.com.
  • Ventura County Star, October 21, 2006. Candidate bios. Lois Capps listed Between Two Worlds as her favorite book.
  • Yoga Journal, December 2006. “Power of one” by Nora Isaacs. Zainab Salbi’s yoga and meditation help her to help other women help themselves. 
  • Fortune, October 16, 2006. “Executive bookmark - required reading: Five smart takes from successful women on lessons learned, world affairs, and how to get what you want – when you want it.”
  • Washington Post, October 13, 2006. “Macy’s partners with Rwanda widows” by Sarah DiLorenzo.
  • Popular Photography & Imaging, September 2006. “Top 4 book releases of the month” by Lori Fredrickson.
  • Woman International (CA), summer issue, 2006. “International Awareness: Women for Women International.” A short piece about Women for Women and Sudan program.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 28, 2006. Managing. “Awards.” Conrad Hilton 2006 Humanitarian Prize.
  • The Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2006. “Q&A: Katie Whelley, Friends, field hockey.” Katie Whelley, a varsity field hockey player at Friends School, founded a club at school sponsoring women in Congo and Rwanda through Women for Women International.
  • Scripps Howard News Service, September 27, 2006. Editorials and Opinion section. “America's quiet acceptance” by Bonnie Erbe. Zainab was quoted in this article on women’s role in war. Also sees in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 1, 2006, titled as “U.S. policy on women in combat needs changing.”
  • The New York Times, September 24, 2006. Book Review supplement. A picture caption on page 22 of the Book Review about The Other Side of War.
  • Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2006. “Group honored for easing plight of world's women” by Lisa Richardson.
  • Connecticut Post, September 18, 2006. “In war-torn nations, women find strength to survive” by Amanda Cuda.
  • Orlando Sentinel, September 14, 2006. “Lives rise out of the ashes of war: A new book tells the stories of women who return tragedy into hope” by Sarah Langbein.
  • The Mercury News (CA), September 12, 2006. “Women for Women International wins humanitarian prize.”
  • The Oregonian, August 26, 2006. “Lifting a Burden of War: Lisa Shannon is a woman on a mission to help the women of war-ravaged Congo” by Nancy Haught.
  • Chicago Tribune, August 20, 2006. Books section. “When Hussein decides to befriend your family” by Elizabeth Mitchell. Article on Zainab’s book, Between Two Worlds.
  • Publishers Weekly, August 14, 2006. “Forward into Fall: Women's studies.” Announcement of the upcoming of the Other Side of The War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 20, 2006.  “Children and women are focus of youngest buffett's philanthropy” by Ben Gose. In article, Peter and Jennfier Buffett credit Zainab Salbi for drawing their attention and interest to women in developing nations.
  • Dayton Daily News (Ohio), July 13, 2006.  “Connecting Srebrenica, Saddam and Dayton: Iraqi woman's organization helps women victims of war rebuild their lives” by Ellen Belcher.  Opinions.
  • The Journal News (Westchester, NY), July 9, 2006.  “Trouble in Sudan” by Bob Moffitt. Opinion Section.
  • Vanity Fair (Italy), July 6, 2006. “Vivo Nell ‘Incubo di Saddam, Ma non lo Voglio Morto” by Francesca Ame.  A mini interview on Zainab’s book release in Italy.
  • Secolo d’Italia (Italy), July 2, 2006 “Ecco Zio Saddam, in arte rais: Intervista con Zainab Salbi, giovane scirittrice cresciuta vicino al dittatore iracheno” by Francesco Mannoni. An interview on Zainab’s book release in Italy.
  • Kiliatt, July 1, 2006. “A moment in time: childrens book list.” Zainab Salbi’s book was listed and a few lines of summary were given.
  • Elle (Italy), July 2006. “Elle Storia di Donna: Zainab Salbi: Fuori Dall ‘Inferno” by Chiara Marchelli. Article on Zainab’s book release in Italy.
  • Benefit (Italy), July 2006. “La Bambina & Il Dittatore.” A review in notes on books section:  Zainab Salbi and Between Two Worlds.
  • Dagens Industri (Sweden), June 27, 2006.  “Starka kvinnor bygger starka samhällen” by Lisbeth Lindeborg.  Article on Zainab Salbi and Women for Women International.
  • Gente (Italy), June 22, 2006. “Fugge da Saddam per cadere nelle grinfie du un marito violento” by Michele Mirabella. Blurb in books section on Zainab Salbi and Between Two Worlds.
  • Donna Moderna (Italy), June 21, 2006. “Due donne che raccontano mondi lontani” by Elena Dallorso. Blurb in books section on Zainab Salbi and Between Two Worlds
  • The Reporter (Vacaville, CA), June 18, 2006. “Waking up in Bosnia: Women for Women expedition brings home the effects of war” by Lisa Rico.
  • Il Venerdi di Repubblica (Italy), June 16, 2006. “Noi, I privilegiati di Saddam, piu spaventati dei suoi nemici” by Brunella Schisa. An interview on Zainab’s book release in Italy.
  • Articolo 21(Italy), June 15, 2006. “Io, intellettuale irachena, vi racconto mio zio: il dittatore Saddam Hussein” by Massimiliana Melilli. Interview with Zainab Salbi on her book Between Two Worlds’s Italian publishing.
  • Il Tempo (Italy), June 12, 2006.  “Il Rais s’e’ preso la mia vita” by Natalia Poggi. An interview on Zainab Salbi’s book Between Two World’s release in Italy
  • Il Cittadion (Italy), June 8, 2006. “Nel palazzo del rais: la mia vita con Saddam” by Francesca Ame. Book review on Zainab Salbi’s book Between Two Worlds.
  • Il Secolo XIX (Genova-Italy), June 8, 2006. “Io sfuggita alle voglie di Saddam: La scrittrice Zainab Salbi: ‘Nel mio Paese rischio di una dittatura fondamentalista” by Daniela Pizzagalli. Book review on Zainab Salbi’s book Between Two Worlds.
  • Liberazione (Italy), June 7, 2006. “Zainab Salbi: ‘La mia infanzia ne terrore di Saddam” by Guido Caldiron. An interview on Zainab Salbi’s book Between Two World’s release in Italy.
  • QN Il Giorno (Milano-Italy), June 7, 2006. “Com’era gentile ‘zio’ Saddam, pareva il diavolo in persona” by Mariella Radaelli. An interview on Zainab Salbi’s book, Between Two World’s release in Italy.
  • Avvenire (Milano-Italy), June 7, 2006. “Io, cresciuta all’ombra di Saddam” by Daniela Pizzagalli. An interview on Zainab Salbi’s book, Between Two World’s release in Italy.
  • The Boston Globe, City Weekly, June 4, 2006. “Huge Differences from Small Act; Link to Women in War-torn Areas” by Jill Gross. Sponsorship story of Liz Hammer and sister.
  • Real Simple, June 2006.  “Why Not? Simplify Your Life This Month.”  Layout of fun ideas for summer which includes, to host a meal and to donate to Dining for Women (supporter).  Women for Women International and mission mentioned.
  • Per Me (Italy), June 2006.  “Da vittima a paladina dei diritti delle donne” by Marina Misiti.  Article on Zainab Salbi and Between Two Worlds.
  • The Christian Science Monitor, May 31, 2006.  “Widows Helping Others” by Marilyn Gardner.  Article on Beyond the 11th.
  • L’Unità (Italy), May 26, 2006.  “Kabul, Baghdad, ora tocca all’Iran” by Maria Serena Palieri.  Article on Between Two Worlds.  
  • Lombardia Oggi (Italy), May 21, 2006.  “Libre: Zainab, donna tra due mondi”.  Review on Between Two Worlds.
  • L’Indipendente (Italy), May 21, 2006.  “Seconde Vite: La Storia di Zainad All’ombra di Saddam” by Mariagrazia Greco.  Article on Between Two Worlds.
  • Gazzetta del Sud (Italy), May 20, 2006.  “Storia di una giovane araba bagnata da lacrime di sangue” by Vera Occhipinti.  Article on Zainab Salbi and Between Two Worlds.
  • La Provincia di Como (Como-Italy), May 17, 2006. “Zainab Salbi, Donna Tra Due Mondi” Article on Between Two Worlds.
  • The Washington File, May 5, 2006. “State's Hughes Praises Arab Americans for Contributions to U.S.; Arab American Institute Hosts 2006 Kahlil Gibran Awards" by Afzal Khan.
  • Glamour (French Ed.), May 2006.  “Je L’Appellais Mon Oncle” by Elodie Cuzin.  Article on Between Two Worlds.
  • Africa News, April 9, 2006.  “Women and Gender; Women NGO Boss Lauds Kagame” by The New Times.  Article on Zainab Salbi’s meeting with President Kagame.
  • The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), March 20, 2006.  “Women’s Dinner Serves Diverse Backgrounds.”   Article on fundraising dinner benefiting Women Transcending Boundaries and mentions Erica Tavares.
  • Washington Post, March 19, 2006.  “My Iraqi Wedding” by Manal Omar.  B03. 
  • Newsweek, March 13, 2006.  “Love in a Time of Madness; A Sunni and a Shiite fall in love in Iraq. They get married, have kids. Then Muslim extremists start a religious bloodbath. What should a mixed family do?” by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Rod Nordland and Michael Hastings.
  • The New York Times, March 12, 2006.  “Making History, One Day at a Time” by Lisa Belkin. Sunday Late Edition, Section 1.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 9, 2006.  “Charity Under Fire” by Suzanne Perry.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 9, 2006.  “Iraqi-Born Charity Worker Strives to Empower Women” by Suzanne Perry.
  • Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina), February 18, 2006.  “The World Should Be Watching These Sudanese Women” by David Teague.  Letters to the Editor section.
  • The Coast Star (New Jersey), February 16, 2006.  “Help The Women Of Sudan” (Letter to the Editor) by Lauren Napolitano.  Page 31. 
  • Washington Post, February 6, 2006.  “Young Reflections on War” by Mark Collins.  D1.
  • Spokane Spokesman-Review (Idaho Edition), February 4, 2006.  “Sowing Seeds of Peace, One 'Sister' at a Time” by Rebecca Nappi.
  • The Orange County Register  (California), January 27, 2006.  “Bond of Women Reaches Rwanda: Members of Local Service Club to Observe Humanitarian Efforts Following Devastating Genocide” by Ellyn Pak.  Cover story. 
  • Agence France Presse, January 26, 2006.  “The Eighth Deadly Sin: It’s a Serious Business” by Kevin McElderry. Article on World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland includes Zainab Salbi's participation.
  • Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), January 1, 2006.  “I’m Resolving to Take Real Action in 2006.” D1.  Mentions Women for Women International in “Ways to get involved” list.

Broadcast

  • Chicago Public Radio Worldview, December 5, 2006. “Empowering women victims of war and conflict.” Interview with Zainab Salbi by Jerome McDonnell.
  • WAMC 90.3 FM The RoundTable (Albany, NY), November 29, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WNYC 93.9 FM and 820 AM The Leonard Lopate Show (New York, NY), November 29, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Satellite Sisters, ABC Radio Networks, November 29, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WBUR 90.9Here and Now (Boston, MA), November 27, 2006. Radio interview with Zainab Salbi about The Other Side of War.
  • KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles, CA), October 26, 2006. Live radio interview with Judithe Registre.
  • WHYY 90.9FM (Philadelphia, PA), October 24, 2006. Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Live radio interview with Hamide Latifi about the status of women in Kosovo.
  • Accent Radio The Right Balance, October 19, 2006. Taped radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WXCE 1260 AM Morning News (Minneapolis/St. Paul), October 19, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • KCMN 1530 AM Morning Show (Colorado Springs, CO), October 19, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • United News & Info Network, October 19, 2006. Taped radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • ABC Radio A New Day, October 19, 2006. Taped radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WEOL 930 AM Les in the Morning (Cleveland), October 19, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WOHI-AM Morning Show (Pittsburgh), October 19, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CRN Radio The AM Show, October 19, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • USA Radio Daybreak, October 19, 2006. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WBTN 1370 AM Daybreak (VT), October 18, 2006. Taped radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN Your World Today, October 13, 2006. Interview with Zainab Salbi about The Other Side of War.
  • Chicago Public Radio, October 12, 2006. Worldview program, Global Activism series. “Running to aid women in Congo.” Interview with Lisa Shannon by Jerome McDonnell.
  • The Al Franken Show on Air America, September 26, 2006. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • WBZ 1030 AM (Boston, MA), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.
  • WDRC 1360 AM (Hartford, CT), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WICN-AM (Norwich, CT), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WJR 760 AM (Detroit, MI), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WNAV 1430 AM (Annapolis, MD), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WGVU 95.3 FM (Grand Rapids, MI), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WAMV 1420 AM (Roanoke, VA), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • KXL 750 AM (Portland, OR), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WSIU 91.9 FM (Regional, IL), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.
  • KBEM 88.5 FM (Minneapolis, MN), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WEOL 930 AM (Cleveland, OH), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WQUB 90.3 FM (IL), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • KPQ 560 AM (Seattle, WA), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • WCCO 830 AM (Minneapolis, MN), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • KAHI 950 AM (Sacramento, CA), September 22, 2006. Interview with Zainab about The Other Side of War.  
  • CNN Live Weekend, September 16, 2006. Interview with Zainab Salbi about her newly released book.
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, September 8, 2006. Oregon Territory program. “Weight of the World.” Interview with Lisa Shannon about the Run for Congo Women.
  • CNN Headline News, August 4, 2006. Online Buzz: WomenForWomen.org, Spokesperson: Regina Lewis.
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, April 26, 2006.  Zainab Salbi interviewing women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo office.  
  • SNWS-TV New 10 Syracuse, NY,  "Women Transcending Boundaries Supports Women for Women International" broadcasted four times between March 19 - 20, 2006.
  • XM Radio. Phone interview with Zainab Salbi, aired March 4 - 5, 2006.
  • C-Span Book TV, "Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam" on "Public Lives" Show rebroadcast January 28, 2006.

Internet & Web

  • www.pajhwak.com, Pajhwok Afghan News, December 19, 2006. “Welfare projects for women in Baghlan, Parwan,” by Jahish/Farid Tanha. News on Afghanistan micro-credit loan.
  • www.mojomom.com, December 12, 2006. Blog. “You can reach out to a woman across the world.”
  • headbutler.com, December 1, 2006. Products. “Holidays 2006: The charity piece,” by Jesse Kornbluth.
  • www.huffingtonpost.com, November 21, 2006. Fearless Voices. “Will Saddam trial bring justice to the women of Iraq?” Zainab Salbi’s blog post.  
  • usinfo.state.gov, November 21, 2006. “Nongovernmental organization giving Afghan women hope: Women for Women International creates a new kind of entrepreneur,” by Lea Terhune.
  • usinfo.state.gov, November 20, 2006. “Women for Women International helps Iraqi women rebuild lives: Program uses funds from private donors and government to train women,” by Lea Terhune.
  • Women's UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN) listserv, November 3, 2006. Critical Half, Vol 4 No 1 Summer 2006, was circulated. 
  • Oprah.com, October 23, 2006. “Moms Around the World.” Women for Women International was listed as related resources.  
  • CNN.com, October 12, 2006. “World’s women work to find a better way” by Elizabeth Yuan. News about the CNN Inspired Summit.
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience Website, October 5, 2006. Voices on Genocide Prevention: An Interview Program with Jerry Fowler. “Run for Congo Women.” Interview with Lisa Shannon.
  • PRNewswire (San Francisco, CA), October 4, 2006. “New Indie Music Company Leverages Web in Charitable Giving Program.” Women for Women International is one of the participating groups of Circle Back Music Corporation’s fundraising campaign through its website.
  • PRNewswire (New York, NY), September 28, 2006. “Rwanda's first lady Madame Jeanette Kagame, author Sarah Chayes, playwright Eve Ensler, activist Zainab Salbi, Mrs. Kay Warren and USMC Col. Adele Hodges join CNN's Inspire Summit.”
  • washingtonpost.com, September 26, 2006. Live Discussions. “Books: The Other Side of War.” Zainab Salbi was online to discuss her latest book.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy Website, September 22, 2006. Philanthropy Today section. “Women’s rights group wins $1.5-million prize.” News about Women for Women’s winning 2006 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
  • GreenStone Media, September 19, 2006. Women Aloud section. “Mo and Shana's Favorite Organizations.” Featuring Women for Women International as one of the favorite organizations.
  • PRWeb (CA), September 12, 2006. “Hilton Humanitarian Prize goes to Women for Women International, aiding women survivors in conflict areas with emotional, economic, leadership training support.” 2006 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize press release.
  • Infinitestorie.it (Italy), July 2006. “Una giovinezza all’ombra di Saddam Hussein” by Veronica Viola. An interview on Zainab Salbi’s book, Between Two World’s release in Italy.
  • allAfrica.com, June 22, 2006. “Twenty Women Train on Vocational Skills” by Jane Kagara in The New Times.  Article on Women for Women International’s program in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • World Economic Forum Online, January 26, 2006.  “Empowering Local Business.” http://www.weforum.org/site/knowledgenavigator.nsf/Content/_S15330?open&industry_id= 
  • Oxygen TV webpage, March 2006.  Displayed Women for Women International’s banner at top of newsletter page.
  • InterAction webpage, March 2006.  Link to Sudan Country Director Judithe Registre’s letter on the state of Sudan on Women for Women International’s webpage.  Blurb and link under InterAction’s Work Skills section of their site.

2005

Print

  • Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2005.  “Sept. 11 Charity Offers Gifts That Give; A victim’s family wants to fight terrorism with kindness, and holiday shoppers can help.” Main News section; Part A; Pg. 13.  Also published in Duluth News-Tribune on December 25, 2005.
  • Image, December 2005/January 2006. “Shadowlands”  Interview on Zainab’s book. pp.46-48
  • Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2005 “Visions of harmony” News about gala 2005.
  • Pasadena Star News, December 2, 2005. “On The Town” News about celebrity events: WfWI gala news. Pp. D1-D2.
  • The Big Issue in Scotland, December 1-7, 2005. “A life of fear.” pp.20-22. By Paul Delgarno.
  • Real Change, Nov.30-Dec. 6, 2005. “King of Pain: Zainab Salbi on living in fear under ‘Uncle’ Saddam.”  Interview, pp.6-7. By Robin Lindley.
  • Distinction (Los Angeles), November/December 2005. Calendar profile of Her Majesty Queen Rania and a blurb on the Women of the Worlds Gala, p 68.
  • Mason Spirit, Fall 2005. “Empowering Women: Alumna helps women in war-torn countries to help themselves.” Interview with alumna Manal Omar about her work in Middle East and Africa by Colleen Kearney Rich.
  • Marie Claire (UK Ed.), December 2005.  “I Escaped Uncle Saddam’s Clutches.” On Zainab’s book in First Person section. PP. 183,185,186,187-188,190.
  • Marie Claire, December 2005, Women for Women International featured in special cause-related marketing in “Charity Offer: Help Women Survivors of War.” Zainab Salbi interview included in Editor’s Note.
  • PR Newswire US, November 29, 2005. “9/11 Families and Friends Responding to Terrorism Offer ‘Gifts That Count’ – Donations to Projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan Doubled.” 428 words.
  • The Kansas City Star, November 27, 2005. “Calling Annie Hall” by Jackie White. Feature on gifts that give back. Section F, pg. 1. 920 words.
  • Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), November 24, 2005. “Shoppers go for the bundle” by Lesley Kennedy.  Spotlight section, pg. 3D. 556 words.
  • The Washington Times, November 23, 2005.  “Purchase feels good when it helps others” by Jacquie Kubin.  Gift guide section, pg. F02. 1043 words.
  • Noticias en Español, November 22, 2005.  “Iraq: Pesadilla y Resurrección de una Feminista; Between Two Worlds: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, libro de la activista Zainab Salbi; crimenes contra la mujer durante dictadura de Saddam Hussein” by Eulalia Iglesias.  Pg. 0. 867 words.
  • Dayton Daily News, November 20, 2005.  “Angels abound for one family” by Mary McCarty.  Local section, pg. B1. 908 words.
  • The New Tribune (Tacoma, Washington), November 20, 2005.  “Fear ruled life as Saddam’s friend” by Lois Bell.  South Sound section, pg. E07.  733 words.
  • Belfast Telegraph Newspapers Sunday Life, November 20, 2005.  “Hidden in Plain Sight: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam” book review.  313 words.
  • Battle Creek Enquirer (Michigan), November 19, 2005.  “The value of women in Sudan” by Terry Green.  Opinion/Letters to the Editor section, pg. 6A. 1050 words.
  • Western Daily Press, November 19, 2005.  “Hidden in plain sight: Growing up in the shadow of Saddam.” Features section book review, pg. 36.  207 words.
  • The Times Higher Education Supplement, November 18, 2005.  “Jackie Sheehan: Cheers, Tears and Fears on the Home Front.”  No.1718; Pg.15.
  • Christian Science Monitor, November 17, 2005.  “A city's legacy of peace-seeking endures.” Pg. 14.  
  • Dayton Daily News, November 17 2005, “Combating war, woman to woman; 'Peacemaker' risked her life to deliver hope.” Article about Women for Women International’s first Sarajevo representative receiving a peacemaker award.
  • La Razón, November 11, 2005. Face-to-face interview about Between Two Worlds with Spanish national newspaper.
  • The Sun Online, November 11, 2005. Telephone interview.
  • Arabian Woman Magazine, November 11, 2005.  Face-to-face interview.
  • Marianne, November 11, 2005. Face-to-face interview with French weekly magazine.
  • Big Issue Scotland, November 11, 2005. Telephone interview for a magazine article.
  • The Scotsman Newspaper, November 9, 2005. Telephone interview which ran on November 14, 2005.
  • Washington File, November 8, “Fugitive from Saddam Hussein Leads International Women’s Group: Zainab Salbi talks about helping women in conflict” by Judy Aita.
  • Washington Post, November 3, 2005.  “Surviving Saddam” by Lynne Duke.  Style, Pg. C04.
  • Fashionweekdaily.com, November 2, 2005. “Marie Claire to the Rescue” on Marie Claire’s charity page ad. Donates percentage of proceeds to Women for Women International.
  • Marie Claire, November 2005, Marie Claire Recommends: “Between two worlds” Zainab’s book is on their Recommendation list. P.72
  • The Times (London), November 1, 2005. “Uncle Saddam and I.” Pg. 4, 1784 words.
  • The Times (London), November 1, 2005. “Narrow Escape from Saddam’s Son.”  Pg. 5, 406 words.
  • Vogue, November 2005, “Truth must be told”, p.244. Synopsis about Zainab’s book.
  • Ms. Magazine, Fall 2005, Pg. 73. Between Two Worlds reviewed by Courtney Brkic.
  • Washington Post (Daily Book World), October 30, 2005.  Pg. T14, 126 words.
  • Orange County Register, October 29, 2005.  “Iraqi advocate to be honored” by Marla Jo Fisher.  Local, 112 words.
  • La Jolla Light, Thursday, October 20, 2005. “Iraqi author tells of her life with Uncle Saddam Hussein” by Amy Carson, P9.
  • Village Voice, October 20, 2005. Interview with Ina Hunter about the Iraqi constitution.
  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 14, 2005. Readings/signings. Pg. 41, 2044 words.
  • Washington Post Express, October 13, 2005. Reprint of online chat with Zainab about her book.
  • Washingtonpost.com, Online Chat with Zainab Salbi about Between Two Worlds.
  • The New York Times, October 9, 2005.  “When Charity Begins In a Circle of Friends” by Kristina Shevory. Pg 5, 1374 words.
  • Hartford Courant, October 6, 2005.  “An Insider Look at Hussein’s ‘Gilded Prison.” Pg. 26, 149 words.
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 5, 2005.  “Zainab Salbi ‘Takes Five.” Question and answer interview by Georgia Pabst. Pg. 2, 743 words. 
  • Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2005. “A Boom Without Bombs.” Pg. 1, 1892 words.
  • People, October 3, 2005, “My ‘Uncle’ Saddam” Excerpts from Zainab Salbi’s Book. Pg. 3, 606 words.
  • Ms. Magazine, Fall 2005, p. 73.  Zainab’s book reviewed by Courtney Brkic.
  • MSNBC.com, September 15, 2005.  “Books about the famous and the fascinating.” Online book review by Linda Holmes.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8574947/
  • Newsweek, September 9,2005, “Terror on the Tigris,” by Scott Johnson. Interview with Manal Omar.
  • Essence, September 2005.“We must fight for gender equality around the world.” (Profile on Pat Morris, director of programs.)
  • The Oregonian, August 26, 2005. “Hearing the cries, and running to help” by Nancy Haught.
  • Salon.com, August 13, 2005. “Under the clerics’ thumbs” by Mitchell Prothero: Mentions the conference in Jordan and links to conference report.
  • Village Voice, August 11, 2005. “Talking with Zainab Salbi, defender of Women’s rights in tough places” by Aina Hunter.  Interview about the conference on Iraqi Constitution.
  • Development Gateway, August 8, 2005. Jordan conference, report, Critical Half and other materials featured for two weeks on The World Bank’s Development Gateway’s Iraq Portal.
  • The Washington Times, August 3, 2005. “Charter framers avoid fractious issues” by Sharon Behn . Manal Omar interviewed on women’s rights in Iraq’s constitution.
  • Falu Kuriren, (Sweden) Monday, August 1, 2005. “Arga och effektiva kvinnor i top.” Article with Zainab.
  • Huffington Post.com, August 1, 2005 (Op Ed) “Women’s Rights and Islamic Law in the New Iraq Constitution.” by Zainab Salbi.
  • Letters to the Editors written by Sponsors and based on an email appeal for women in Iraq appeared in The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON); Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC); The Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC); Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); Biloxi Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS); The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) and The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH).
  • Glamour Magazine, August 2005. “Terrorized for Being Young. Smart and Female,” by the Editorial Board of Glamour Magazine.
  • Monday Developments, July 25, 2005. “Iraqi Women Demand to be heard in Constitution Drafting Process.” by Corey Oser. 
  • The Kansas City Star, July 16, 2005. “ Earhart Award Winner” by Dennis Boone.
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune, Sunday, July 3, 2005. “Peace Dolls Auctioned to Raise Money for Female War Survivors” by Linda McIntosh.
  • Spokesman Review (Spokane, Washington), July 2, 2005 “Iraqi women’s rights struggle like America’s.”
  • World Peace Herald, June 30, 2005. “Iraqi women seek protection of rights.”
  • Ethnic NewsWatch, “Work Post Conflicts”, June 30, 2005. by Sara Powell.
  • United Press International, June 30, 2005. “Iraqi women seek protection of rights.” by Katherine Torres.
  • Associated Press, “Iraqi Meeting says new constitution must reserve 40 percent of parliament for women.” June 29, 2005.  by Dale Gavlak.
  • Reuters, June 29, 2005 “Iraqi women call for 40% quota in new constitution.”
  • The Herald-Sun, (Letters to the Editor: Support Iraqi Women), June 28, 2005, Editorial; Pg. A10
  • HispanicBusiness.com, June 28, 2005. “Iraqi Women Hold Ground-Breaking Conference To Make Women's Rights A National Priority.”
  • PR Newswire, June 28, 2005. “Iraqi Women Hold Ground-Breaking Conference To Make Women's Rights A National Priority.”
  • Time International, June 27, 2005. “The Power of Sisters in Arms”
  • Santa Fe New Mexican, June 27, 2005. “Iraqi Officials discuss strategy to ensure women’s rights are upheld in new constitution.”
  • Associated Press, June 27, 2005 “Iraqi Officials discuss strategy to ensure women’s rights are upheld in new constitution.”
  • The Calgary Herald, June 17, 2005. “Graduates Reflect on Less Fortunate” By Rosh Sethi and Roshan Sethi.
  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN,) June 19, 2005. “It is happy hour; but this one gives happiness to others.”  By Kim Ode.
  • The Union Leader (New Hampshire), June 10, 2005. “Bellwether of a society'; Women's perspective is vital, survivors' organizer warns”
  • The Boston Globe, June 9, 2005  “Looking for Strength in Antiterrorism Fight 9/11 Widows Warn Against Abandoning Afghan People” by Stephanie V. Siek.
  • Winnipeg Free Press, June 8, 2005.  “Students on Journey from the heart: Fundraiser held to support women in Congo Republic.” by Nick Martin.
  • The Washington Post, May 28, 2005. “Drop by Drop, a Flood of Support: Women for Women Reaches Out To Victims of War” by Lynne Duke.
  • U.S. Newswire, May 18, 2005. “Women Survivors of War: Challenges and Opportunities for Rebuilding a Nation.
  • Marin Independent Journal, May 12, 2005. “Beth Ashley: Teen Inspired by plight of Afghan girl”
  • The Washington Diploma, May 2005. “President of Women for Women International…” by John Shaw.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, May 2005. “Grass Roots Capitalism” by Knight Kiplinger.
  • The Federal News Service, May 11, 2005. “Women’s Rights in Iraq: The Constitution and the Future” Council on Foreign Relations Meeting. Moderator: Isobel Coleman.
  • The News Journal, April 27, 2005. “A Voice for Violated Women; Founder of International Women’s Aid Group brings message to UD campus” by Angie Basiouny.
  • Gazette Community News (Silver Spring, MD), April 27, 2005.  “A voice of compassion for African Women” by Sean Sands.  Page. A-5.
  • Federal News Service Inc., April 14, 2005. “Council On Foreign Relations Meeting: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace” (Zainab Salbi mentioned in the Meeting)
  • Rocky Mountain New, April 14, 2005.  “Iraqis Take Lessons in Municipal Democracy; Baghdad Leaders in Denver,” by Ann Imse.
  • Daily News (New York), April 11, 2005. The News Interview: Zainab Salbi Monday (with Editorial Board)
  • Hurriyet (Turkish Daily Newspaper) "Irak'ta savas bitti sira kadinlari dovmeye geldi",  April 10, 2005. by Ezgi Basaran
  • Contra Costa Times, April 3, 2005. “Remove political burqa on global Women’s issues” by Jane Eisner 
  • Duluth News Tribune, March 31, 2005. “Women may lose out in new Iraq” by Trudy Rubin.
  • The (Bergen) Record, March 30, 2005. “Democracy may hurt Arab women” by Trudy Rubin.
  • Detroit Free Press,  March 30, 2005. “Mideast democracy may threaten gains on women’s rights” by Trudy Rubin.
  • The Charlotte Observer, March 30, 2005. “Will Democracy Take Rights from Arab Women” by Trudy Rubin.
  • Baltimore Sun, March 29, 2005. “Democracy could be a big setback for women in the Arab world” by Trudy Rubin.
  • Philadelphia Inquire, March 27, 2005. “Democracy may set back Arab women” by Trudy Rubin.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, March, 27, 2005. “U.S. Women may find equality is not biggest issue” by Jane Eisner.
  • The Daily Star, March 21, 2005.  "Empowering Women in conflict and Post Conflict Regions: Rwanda provides model for Iraq in gender-equality issues" by Zainab Salbi.
  • Daily Champion, March 21, 2005. “FG Urged to Implement National Policy on Women” by Kenneth Ofoma. Pg. 4.  (Also published on All Africa.com).
  • The Columbus Dispatch, (Letters to Editors), March 18, 2005.  “Horror in Congo Deserves Attention” by Vicki Moore.
  • Newsweek, “Iraq’s Hidden War”, March 7, 2005. by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Eve Conant, and Rod Nordland.
  • Time, “Beyond Charity,” March 7, 2005. By Margaret Roosevelt
  • O, The Oprah Magazine, Special insert donation card for “Angels In America”, March 2005.
  • Boston Globe “Fate of Iraq’s War,” February 21, 2005. by Ellen Goodman. Also appeared in The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Boston Globe, The Mercury News, Charleston Daily Mail, The Baltimore Sun, The Times Union, Desert Morning News, Duluth News Tribune.
  • Newsweek, February 9, 2005.  “Women Strive for Role in Governing Iraq” by Kathryn Williams.
  • San Francisco Chronicle, February 1, 2005. “Baghdad, women fear everyone” by Joan Ryan. Also appeared in Whittier Daily News.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine, February 2005. “Postcards from the Edge”.
  • MotherJones.com, January 28, 2005. “Backlash in Baghdad: An Interview with Manal Omar” by Dave Gilson.
  • Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2005. “Iraqi Women Grapple with Unique Dangers,” by Raoul Mowatt.
  • US News & World Report, January 24, 2005. “Worrying about Iraqi Women” by Vicky Hallett
  • Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2005. “Covertly Running for Office in Iraq” by Robin Fields.
  • PR Newswire, January 13, 2005. “Women for Women International Warns that Low Participation of Women in Iraq Election”.
  • USA TODAY, January 13, 2005.  “Female Iraqi Candidates Risk Lives to Run for Office” by Kathy Kiely.
  • Esquire, January 1, 2005.  “The American Dream” by Sara Solovitch.
  • Mothering, January 1, 2005. “Getting Political”

Broadcast

  • C-Span Book TV, "Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam" on "Public Lives" Show, December 25, 2005.
  • Viewpoint with James Zogby.  Friday, December 16, 2005.  Live 20-minute interview.
  • Radio Times, NPR station in Phil. Friday, December 16, 2005. One hour Q & A interview.
  • NPR Radio Morning Edition “Growing up under the shadow of ‘Uncle Saddam.’” December 5, 2005. Commentary by Zainab Salbi.
  • The Al Franken Show November 29, 2005. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • MSNBC November 28, 2005 Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • The Week with George Stephanopoulos (ABC), November 27, 2005. Taped interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN International November 27, 2005. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, November 25, 2005. Studio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • The Influentials (ABC News Now), November 15, 2005. Taped 13-minute interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Fox & Friends, November 14, 2005. Interview about Between Two Worlds with Zainab Salbi.
  • Newstalk 106 FM – The Orla Barry Show, November 11, 2005. Telephone interview with Zainab Salbi on an Irish radio station.
  • BBC Radio Scotland Radio Café, November 11, 2005. Live down-the-line interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Radio Europe FM, November 10, 2005. Pre-recorded telephone interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • BBC Radio 5 Live, November 9, 2005. Live studio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • BBC World Service Everywoman, November 9, 2005.  Pre-recorded studio interview by Anna Umbima about Between Two Worlds with Zainab Salbi.
  • BBC World Today, November 9, 2005. Pre-recorded studio interview broadcasted across the world with Zainab Salbi.
  • BBC Radio London 94.9 FM, November 9, 2005. Live studio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Richard and Judy Show on Channel 4, November 9, 2005.  Live studio interview from Cactus TV with Zainab Salbi.
  • Your Morning CN8, November 8, 2005. 5-minute interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Roundtable (WAMC-FM), November 7, 2005.  Taped 15-minute phone interview by Susan Arbetter with Zainab Salbi.
  • Pulse Morning Show (XM Satellite Radio), November 7, 2005. Live radio interview by phone with Zainab Salbi.
  • State Department Foreign Press Center Briefing, November 2, 2005. Zainab Salbi.
  • Minnesota Public Radio “Mid- Morning Show,” November 2, 2005.  Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Bill Merens Show (Wisconsin Public Radio/WHAD-FM), November 1, 2005. Radio interview in Milwaukee.
  • Afternoon Magazine/Focus 580 (WILL-AM NPR), October 26, 2005.  Radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Morning Show (KPFK-FM ), October 26, 2005. Radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Mitch Albom in the Afternoon (WJR-AM ABC), October 25, 2005. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi calling into Detroit.
  • Airtalk with Larry Mantle (KPCC-FM), October 25, 2005. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi in Pasadena, California.
  • KUSI Morning News (UPN), October 25, 2005. Live TV interview in San Diego with Zainab Salbi.
  • Pete Wilson Show (KGO-AM), October 24, 2005. One hour, live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • The Dax Davis Show (WKY-AM 930), October 24, 2005. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • KRON 4 Morning News, October 24, 2005.  Live TV Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Australia Radio, October 20, 2005.  Radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • KVI Radio, October 19, 2005.  Interview by host Kirby Wilbur with Zainab Salbi.
  • KOMO Radio, October 19, 2005.  Live radio interview by hosts Bill Yeend and Amanda Factor with Zainab Salbi.
  • Introspect (KMPS-FM), October 19, 2005.  Radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN Live Today, October 19, 2005.  Saddam Hussein goes on trial and interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN International, October 19, 2005. “Your World Today.” Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Northwest Afternoon (ABC - KOMO-TV), October 18, 2005. Live interview in front of a studio audience with Zainab Salbi.
  • The Ted Simon Show (KTAR-AM), October 18, 2005. Live radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN Domestic, October 17, 2005. Interview by Kyra Phillips with Zainab Salbi about what role women will play in the new Iraq.
  • New England Cable News Morning News, October 17, 2005.  Interview with Zainab Salbi
  • Here and Now (WBUR), October 17, 2005. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN Saturday Morning News, October 15, 2005. Interview with Zainab Salbi about women’s rights in Iraq.  .
  • CNN Live Today, October 14, 2005.  Interview by Daryn Kagan with Zainab Salbi.
  • MSNBC’s The Situation with Tucker Carlson. October 13, 2005.  Interview by Tucker Carlson with Zainab Salbi.
  • Metro Networks, October 13, 2005.  Syndicated radio interview for Westwood One affiliates. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, October 13, 2005.  Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Afternoon Magazine/Focus 580, October 12, 2005. WILL-AM (NPR). Live public affairs radio interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Viewpoints, October 12, 2005. Syndicated public affairs radio show on the Mediatrack Communications. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Dayside, October 11, 2005.  Live interview, in-studio with hosts Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy.
  • ABC Radio Network, October 11, 2005.  Zainab Salbi in satellite radio tour with ABC News Radio affiliates nationwide.
  • The Al Franken Show, October 10, 2005.  Live interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • NBC Today Show, October 10, 2005.  Live interview by Katie Couric with Zainab Salbi about Between Two Worlds.
  • MSNBC News Live, October 10, 2005.  Live interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • Talk America Radio, October 3, 2005.  Syndicated radio show on Sirius Satellite Network.  “Heroic Stories of Women in Conflict Areas.” Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN, August 11, 2005. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • CNN International, August 11, 2005. Interview with Zainab on women and the impending Iraqi Constitution.
  • PBS: Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, Week of Aug. 8-12, 2005. Interview with Zainab Salbi.
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, July 28, 2005. “Around the World with Oprah; 30-year-old women from around the world describe their lives.”
  • BBC Radio, June 22, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • “Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria,” June 22, 2005, Zainab Salbi interview.
  • National Public Radio, June 1, 2005. “Staying in Iraq: An Aid Workers Story” Manal Omar commentary.
  • CNN, May 23, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview on honor killings in Afghanistan. Host, Andrea Koppel.
  • CNN, April 29 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • Pacifica Radio “Power Point”, April 17, 2005. Live call in show, interview with Pat Morris .
  • Voice of America, April 5, 2005. “Political Leaders Need to Protect Women’s Rights, Says President of Women for Women International.
  • World Vision Radio interview, April 1, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview. 
  • NPR “The Connection” by WBUR, April 1, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • The Miami Herald, April 1, 2005. “Equality isn’t always main issue”  by Jane Eisner
  • Human Rights Observer, April 2005. “International Women’s Day: A Celebration 10 Years after Beijing”, Vol. XVII Issue 1 (Coverage of Zainab’s participation in events on International Women’s Day in Minnesota.)
  • BBC Radio, March 31, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • Voice of America International, March 31, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • KRON-TV San Francisco, March 18, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • KPFA-San Francisco, March 17,2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • CNN International and CNN domestic broadcast, March 16, 200. Zainab Salbi interview about the opening day of Iraqi Parliament.
  • NPR-local Minneapolis, March 11, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • Al Jeezera along side Hanan Ashwari, March 10, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • Fox News “Dayside with Linda Vester,” March 8, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • CNN Live Today, January 31, 2005
  • KGO-ABC Radio with Pete Wilson, January 25, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • KGO-ABC News affiliate in San Francisco, January 25, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview.
  • ABC The Oprah Show,  January 24, 2005.
  • NBC Nightly News, January 20, 2005. Zainab Salbi interview on Iraq.

2004

Print Media

  • Elizabeth Rubin, "Fern Holland's War," The New York Times Magazine, September 18, 2004.
  • Megan A Wong, “Sisters Across the Sea,” Monterey Herald, September 6, 2004
  • Trudy Rubin, “Women’s Rights are Essential as Iraq Sets Its Course,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2004.
  • Patricia Keegan, “Zainab Salbi: An Iraqi driven to Rectifying Injustice,” WashingtonInternational.com, May 13, 2004
  • Elizabeth Rukszni, “Women for Women: Forging Sisterhood,” New York Spirit Magazine, April/May 2004
  • Christina A. Samuels, “Victims Groups Honors Prosecutors, Activist,” Washington Post, April 26, 2004.
  • Ryan Effgen and Colleen Kearney Rich, “Alumni Association Celebrates Outstanding Alumni, Students and Faculty,” Mason Gazette, April 22, 2004.
  • Cyrille Carter, “Iraqi Women Realize New Rights Amid Security Concerns,” Womenenews, April 4, 2004, online version.
  • Annia Ciezadlo, “After an Advocates Killing, Iraqi Women Try to Stay Course,” Christian Science Monitor, April 1, 2004
  • Medea Benjamin, “Gestures of Hope for Iraqi Women,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 2004
  • Leeta Tayler, “Rights Movement Taking Flight,” Newsday, February 27, 2004, online version.
  • Neela Banerjee, “Iraqi Women;s Window of Opportunity for Political Gains Closing,” New York Times, February 26, 2004.
  • Sharon Behn, “Iraqi Women Hopeful after Years of Horror,” Washington Times, February 13, 2004.
  • “News Bulletins,” Mothering Magazine, February 2004,online version
  • Marlene Nadle, “Women Organized by War,” Chicago Tribune, January 25, 2004
  • Andrew Scutro, “Women at War; Women in Iraq – Iraqis and Americans-Confront a Troubling Landscape,” Monterey County Weekly, January 22, 2004.
  • “Iraq: A Way Forward,” World Pulse, Premiere Issue, 2004
  • Zainab Salbi, “Volcano of Silent Pain,” World Pulse, Premiere Issue, 2004

Radio and Television

  • Zainab Salbi, interview by CNN International, October 17th, 2004
  • Zainab Salbi, interview by “The Pete Wilson Show,” KGO Radio, San Francisco, October 8th, 2004
  • Zainab Salbi, appeared on “Around the World with Oprah,” The Oprah Winfrey Show, October 6th, 2004
  • Zainab Salbi, interview by BBC Radio, September 23rd, 2004.
  • Zainab Salbi, interview by CNN International, July 1st, 2004
  • “NGOs in Iraq: A conversation with Representatives from Several Organizations About the Challenges and Possibilities of Aid Work in Iraq,” KQED radio station, San Francisco, May 18, 2004.
  • Zainab Salbi, interview by CNN, May 2, 2004.
  • Manal Omar, interview by WJLA - Washington, DC ABC affiliate, April 30, 2004
  • Karen Sherman, interview by ABC-7, Chicago, April 28th, 2004.
  • Zainab Salbi, interview by Lester Holt, MSNBC, April 8, 2004.
  • Zainab Salbi, interview by Jim Lehrer, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, PBS, March 16, 2004.
  • “Iraqi Women Seek Higher Political Profile," Morning Edition, NPR, March 11, 2004.
 
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