Zainab Salbi

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, was awarded a Doctor of Laws (LLD) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to humanitarian issues.

Women for Women International, dedicated to helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives, has supported 478,000 marginalised women in eight conflict areas and distributed $120m in aid and micro-credit loans. Zainab has been named among People Magazine's 25 Women Changing The World, Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, and The Guardian’s Top 100 Women Activists and Campaigners.

Over time I came to learn that misfortunes often lead to fortunes and that I should judge not the circumstances I went through but the stories of the kindness, love and support I received from people in the process.

Zainab Salbi
Humanitarian