Sally Armstrong is an Amnesty International award-winner, a member of the Order of Canada, a documentary filmmaker, teacher, author, human rights activist and a contributing editor at Maclean’s magazine.
Armstrong was the Editor-in-Chief of Homemakers magazine from 1988-99, researching the women of Afghanistan as early as 1996. She was one of the first journalists to write on the effect the Taliban was having on the lives of women in the region. Her first article resulted in letters from 9,000 Canadian women. She has covered stories in conflict zones including Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan. Armstrong’s best-selling book, Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan, was published in 2002.