Sally Armstrong, one of the world’s foremost chroniclers of women and conflict, on what the Taliban’s victory means for the long and magnificent struggle of Afghanistan’s women and girls
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Journalist, author and human rights activist
Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in conflict zones all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to the Middle East, Rwanda, Congo, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq, 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 Canada Media Award in 2000, 2002, 2011 and again in 2017. Armstrong was named Massey Lecturer for 2019. Her lectures and book, titled Power Shift: The Longest Revolution, illustrates how the status of the female half of humanity is crucial to our collective surviving and thriving. She is the recipient of ten honorary doctorate degrees and is an officer of the Order of Canada.