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Sally Armstrong Bio

Human rights activist, documentary filmmaker and award-winning author Sally Armstrong was editor-in-chief of Homemaker's magazine from 1998 to 1999. She is presently the editor-at-large of Chatelaine magazine.

She has covered stories that range from child prostitution in Bangladesh to the human rights catastrophe for women in Afghanistan. Eva: Witness for Women, a profoundly moving story of a Croatian woman who was gang-raped in the Balkan region, won a Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters.

Sally is the co-producer and host of several documentaries including Broken Trust: The Tragedy of Child Abuse; For Our Sisters, For Our Daughters: Equality Eve, and Keys of Our Own, winner of the Golden Maple Leaf Award. She is the writer and co-producer of a new documentary called The Fell From the Sky.

In 1996, Sally was honoured by the YMCA of Toronto with the prestigious Women of Distinction Award in Communications. In 1997 she received the Achievement Award for Human Rights for Women from Jewish Women International. In 1998 she was honoured with Media Watch's Dodi Robb Award. She received the Amnesty International media Award in 2000. And in 1998 she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

Sally Armstrong displays a wife and up-to-date knowledge of many of the social issues of our time. She researches firsthand and experiences what she writes.

She has been grappling with issues that touch the lives of many women. She puts these issues into context, increases awareness and identifies the levers to pull to produce constructive change. Sally seeks action...not study.

 

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