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Sally Armstrong - The Importance of Women in the Developing World

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Published on Jul 21, 2010

About this talk:
Sally Armstrong's interest lies in stories of women and girls in zones of conflict -- Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Congo, and more. She goes to these places to not only report on these stories, but also to help. "I love stories that involve me emotionally, but also move you to act," she says. Armstrong discusses the direct link between the economy and the status of women, rape as a strategy of war, and the difference between misogyny and culture. Watch her compelling talk here.


About this speaker:
Human rights activist, documentary filmmaker and award-winning author Sally Armstrong was editor-in-chief of Homemaker's magazine from 1988 to 1999. She is presently the editor-at-large of Chatelaine magazine and a contributing editor at Maclean's magazine. Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world; her work focuses on the treatment, rights, and stories of girls and women.

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