Human rights activist Sally Armstrong has ten honorary doctorate degrees and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Winner of dozens of human rights awards and author of ‘Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan’, ‘The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor’, ‘Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots’ and ‘Uprising’, Sally is one of the world’s most respected journalists for her work on women and girls in conflict around the world. Speeches focus on Global hotspots, and/or Women’s Issues. A 4-time winner of the Amnesty International Canada Media Award, she was first to bring the story of Afghanistan women to the world and is relentless in exposing the abuse of women on a university campus or village in a war zone.
Michele Landsberg, author of Writing the Revolution says: “Striding into Taliban-held Afghanistan with a chador over her six-foot frame, playing high-fives with a traumatized child rape survivor in the Congolese jungle, marching with the defiant grandmothers in Swaziland, she explores the darkest reaches of women’s experience and brings back astonishing news of hope, challenge and change. From Tahrir Square to LA, Armstrong discovers that the sisters are doing it for themselves—and revolutionizing the world.”
Sally Armstrong gives speeches all over the world. As one of North America's leading journalists, she works in zones of conflict. Her mission is to find out what happens to women and girls in places like Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Middle East; but she also covers the status of women in North America.