Suaad Allami is a women's rights activist. Her mother encouraged her to have an education, although she herself was illiterate. Allami became a women's rights lawyer. She founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007, and as of 2011 she directs the Women for Progress Center. "Women for Progress" provides many services including legislative advocacy, vocational training, domestic violence counseling, medical exams, literacy education, child care, and exercise opportunities.
She received a 2009 International Women of Courage Award. To celebrate her Global Vital Voices Award win, Suaad agreed to an interview with Nina magazine which resulted in a Vital Voice of Leadership story and was widely shared and publicised.
- The Secretary of State's 2009 International Women of Courage Awards
- Suaad Allami on helping women lead in Iraq | On Leadership - The Washington Post
- On International Women's Day an Iraqi leader has hope for her country's future | Twin Cities Daily Planet
- Suaad Allami, a Vital Voice of Leadership for Iraq | Iraq Business News
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