Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi woman who grew up as close friends with the family of Iraq’s despot, Saddam Hussein. Zainab was pushed into a marriage in America because her mother feared Saddam Hussein’s lust for her. After learning of rape camps in war-torn Bosnia, Zainab founded what would become Women for Women International to help the countless unaided rape survivors.
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