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Ep. 162 – Zainab Salbi

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

For episode 162 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with Zainab Salbi.Zainab Salbi is a humanitarian, author, and chief awareness officer of Find Center, a platform for personal development and growth. Oprah Winfrey has named her one of the 25 women changing the world to People Magazine, and President Clinton nominated her as a “21st Century Heroine.” At the age of twenty-three, Zainab founded and led Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization supporting women survivors of wars. She is the author of several books, including the national bestseller “Between Two Worlds” and her latest “Freedom is an Inside Job.”In this conversation, Zainab and Sharon speak about the next steps of healing in a time of incredible division and hatred in the world. Zainab shares her process of discovering her own biases and shadows as an activist and how her journey to healing these aspects of herself inspired the writing of her latest book, “Freedom Is an Inside Job.” She shares how she has learned to balance the fire and passion of her activism work with meditation and well-being practices, and gardening. They speak at length about the crisis in Afghanistan as the United States withdraws troops from the region and the resulting aftermath and destabilization, particularly for women who are most at risk.Warning: Please be aware that this conversation includes mention of sexual abuse and violence.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


7 Sep 2021

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Conversations with Marianne: Author and Founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi

The Marianne Williamson Podcast

Williamson in discussion with Zainab Salbi. Salbi is founder of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization that invests in rebuilding the lives of female victims of war. Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3mMKauu Learn more about Zainab: http://zainabsalbi.com/ Learn more about Women For Women International: https://www.womenforwomen.org Follow Marianne on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson


4 Sep 2021

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Zainab Salbi: Champion of Women in the Most Dangerous Places

Seneca's 100 Women to Hear

When Zainab Salbi learned that women were enduring rape and other horrors during the Bosnian War she started a fund—which became the renowned nonprofit, Women for Women International, which aids women in conflict zones. Since then Zainab has gone on to be a media commentator, podcast host and even helped found another nonprofit. Learn why she’s so hopeful about the future.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


10 Aug 2021

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Zainab Salbi read by Philomena Kwao

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

In this episode we meet Zainab Salbi. Raised under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein by parents who were trapped among his inner circle, Zainab Salbi grew up knowing fear, war, and the pain caused by corrupt and powerful people. In response, at a young age, she committed herself to building a better world—especially for women. After moving to the United States, at age 23, Zainab founded Women for Women, an international organization that, since 1993, has provided financial support, job training, and other services to 500,000 women survivors of war.About the NarratorPhilomena Kwao grew up incredibly curious and highly focused on her education. She dreamt of becoming a health policy maker or global health agency which led her to get her masters in International Health management. Moving to NYC and ultimately signing with JAG in July 2013, made her grow as a person in many ways. She knows that she wants to do EVERYTHING in fashion and use it as a launching pad to work with healthcare in developing countries, especially Ghana.CreditsThis podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, Inc. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced, sound designed, and mixed by Camille Stennis, written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi . Special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. For more, visit Rebel Girls dot com. Until next time, stay rebel! 


9 Mar 2021

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Get To Know Zainab Salbi

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Get to know Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, who narrated the story of Malala Yousafzai. In this interview, Salbi tells us how she escaped from the Saddam Hussein dictatorship and learned to use your voice and exercise her freedom of speech. She also tells us how she found the strength to tell her own story by gaining inspiration from women she worked with in war torn countries. And she tells us how she finds hope even in the darkest times and most challenging places. 


4 Mar 2021

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Malala Yousafzai Read By Zainab Salbi

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Education and peace activist Malala Yousafzai became a household name because of her vocal activism around the education of girls in her hometown in Pakistan. In 2012, at only 15 years old, she was shot by members of the Taliban for her work. Malala survived the attack and has since become an internationally known advocate and the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Today, Malala continues raising her voice at every turn to draw attention to the plight of girls around the world and to advocate for peace “in every home, every street, every village, every country.”About the NarratorZainab Salbi is best known as an international humanitarian, journalist and author. After decades of working in the shadow of violent conflict, Salbi has emerged as a leading advocate for unity at a time of deepening divides. She is the author of Between Two Worlds - Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, The Other Side of War: Women’s Stories of Survival and Hope, If you Knew Me You Would Care, and her latest, Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World. She is also the founder of Women For Women International. CreditsThis podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, Inc. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced, sound designed, and mixed by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner, written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. Special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. 


2 Mar 2021

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Interview with Zainab Salbi


Women Empowerment with Zainab Salbi 


22 Jan 2021

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Zainab Salbi For #StillSheRises

Still She Rises

FOLLOW @ubuntulovechallenge    PARTICIPATE #StillSheRises #iam ABOUT The stories of too many women, facing untold adversity across the world remain untold. Still She Rises is about supporting women on their journey to rise against the odds as powerful agents of embodied leadership and change. To commemorate the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day, we have recorded a series of interviews featuring the extraordinary stories powerful of women. They're free for you to listen, watch, and share.   PARTICIPATE IN THE #iam CHALLENGE The “#iam Challenge” is a global social media-based challenge to encourage women to answer ten-times Who They Are in a social media post. Each of our Firestarters answered this question 10 times in their respective interviews so our Challenge taps into the intrinsic power of this question too. Check out #iam to view, share, or participate.    WHO WE ARE www.ubuntulovechallenge.org #iam #stillsherises #unwomen #womenempowerment #orangetheworld #generationequality #genderequality #16daysofactivism #humanrights #16days #unitednations #unicef #genderequality


12 Jan 2021

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Trusting life with Zainab Salbi

Women Power Podcast with Wafa Alobaidat

Zainab Salbi is a women's rights activist, writer and public speaker. At 23, Zainab foundedWomen for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organizationdedicated to serving women survivors of wars by offering support, tools, and access tolife-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Inher move to journalism and media, Zainab created and hosted several shows like #MeToo, NowWhat?, The Zainab Salbi Project and The Nidaa Show having interviewed Oprah Winfrey on it.Zainab has been consistently identified as one of the women who has had a strong impact inleading change for women who are emotionally traumatized and sensitizing the people in thecommunity to show love, care and respect.In this episode, Zainab walks us through her early days of finding herself, living with herinsecurities, discovering the light and shadows within herself and to accept the parts played bypeople in the backdrop of our lives whether it be good or bad. Zainab sheds light on witnessingthe horrors of war firsthand growing up in Iraq; the path to transformation by those experiencesand building her inner peace with the life lessons learnt along the way. We also get an insightinto her relationship with the significant people in her life, the choices she makes when reactingto unpleasant situations and always coming out stronger by appreciating and reflecting on thegood there is to offer. Zainab believes the happiness she derives from seeing random acts ofkindness is far greater than the anxiety she felt while growing up. Zainab Salbi is a bravewoman always seeking the beauty in humanity. The only way to survive all the darkness is toshine your light out into the world and we couldn't agree more! Episode is out now.


27 Jul 2020

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Zainab Salbi: Raising Loud Peaceful Voices Against Injustice


Zainab Salbi is the co-founder and president of Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars. Salbi is the author of national bestseller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny, Growing up in the Shadow of Saddam, and host for several shows including #Me Too, Now What? original series for PBS, Through Her Eyes with Zainab Salbi at Yahoo News, and Zainab Salbi Project, original series on Huffington Post. Salbi will talk with Sara Jamshidi about raising loud peaceful voices against tyranny.


17 Jun 2020