Sally speaks to audiences as varied as corporate conventions, not-for-profit fundraisers, women leadership events, and high school students seeking a better understanding of current affairs. An award winning author, journalist and human rights activist she’s a three-time winner of the Amnesty International Canada media award; she holds ten honorary degrees and is a member of the Order of Canada. Armstrong was the first journalist to bring the story of the women of Afghanistan to the world and is relentless when it comes to exposing the abuse of women whether on an American university campus or a village in a war zone.
Michele Landsberg, author of Writing the Revolution describes her this way: “Striding into Taliban-held Afghanistan with a chador over her six-foot frame, playing high-fives with a traumatized child rape survivor in the Congolese jungle, marching with the defiant grandmothers in Swaziland, she explores the darkest reaches of women’s experience and brings back astonishing news of hope, challenge and change. From Tahrir Square to LA, Armstrong discovers that the sisters are doing it for themselves—and revolutionizing the world.” Michele Landsberg, author of Writing the Revolution
Recent highlights include assignments in Iraq, Kenya and Afghanistan and a speech at a conference in Oxford, UK as well as an address at Oxford University. Sally won the Dave Greber Award for Social Justice Writing and was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada. Sally Armstrong and photographer/videographer Peter Bregg won the Amnesty International Canada Media Award for their work in Iraq (this is Sally’s fourth Amnesty International Canada Media Award) and Sally Armstrong and Peter Bregg won the Gold Award for Investigative Journalism at The Canadian Online Publishing Gala for their work about the Yazidis called Resisting Genocide.