Philanthropy: The Power Of Sisters-In-Arms: THE WARTIME LIFELINE

THE WARTIME LIFELINE

Zainab Salbi was a terrified teenager in Baghdad during the war between Iran and Iraq. Bombs routinely fell around her house. Years later, as a 23-year-old student at George Mason University in Virginia, she read a TIME article about the systematic rape of Bosnian women by Serbian soldiers, and it moved her to action. "I grew up in a war, so I was drawn to suffering," she says. Within six months, having raised $2,000 with the help of a local Unitarian church, she traveled to Bosnia, determined to do something. Today Salbi's group, Women for Women International, based in Washington and...

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