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Sally Armstrong

SALLY ARMSTRONG is a 3-time Amnesty International Canada award winner, a member of the Order of Canada, the holder of 7 honourary degrees, a teacher, journalist and human rights activist. She was a member of the International Women's Commission, a UN body that consisted of 20 Palestinian women, 20 Israeli women and 12 internationals whose mandate was assisting with the path to peace in the Middle East. The bestselling author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan (2002) and Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan's Women (2008), she is also the author of a fact-based novel about her settler foremother, The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor (2007).