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2005 Recipient: Sally Armstrong

8 Oct 2005 6:24 AM | Anonymous

Sally Armstrong is a Human Rights Activist, an Amnesty International award winner, a member of the Order of Canada, documentary filmmaker, teacher, author, and a contributing editor at Maclean’s magazine.

Regularly receiving standing ovations, Sally Armstrong is a powerful and engaging speaker whose far-ranging career has given her a foundation for her message, which is inspirational for people in every walk of life.

Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to Rwanda and Afghanistan, her eyewitness reports have earned her awards, including the Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards foundation and the Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters. She received the Amnesty International Media Award in 2000 and again in 2002. Her most recent documentary works include They Fell From the Sky, and The Daughters of Afghanistan. Her book Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan was published by Penguin Books.

Sally Armstrong is also the author of The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor; Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women; and her most recent title, Ascent of Women: Our turn, Our Way: A Remarkable Story of World-Wide Change.

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