This edition: Ethics Matter: Zainab Salbi on Women, War, and Self-Empowerment
Original tape date: April 3, 2013.
First aired: June 10, 2013.
"Women are not just victims; they are survivors and leaders on the community-level backlines of peace and stability. That's the story we need to tell the world." As the daughter of Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, Zainab Salbi had first-hand access to Iraq's most elite inner-circles. But an arranged marriage to an abusive husband and a move to the United States at the start of the first Gulf War forced Salbi to reassess her once privileged status and the tyranny of Hussein's rule. In this conversation, Salbi will explore the personal journey through which she broke ties with her past, and re-emerged as a global champion of women's rights and female empowerment in many of the world's most dangerous conflict zones. Speaker: Zainab Salbi. Taped April 3, 2013.