Sally Armstrong - Human and Women's Rights Expert - SBC
Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong

Toronto, Ontario
Journalist - World Affairs, Human Rights and Women's Rights Expert
Sally Armstrong is an International award winner, a member of the Order of Canada, holds 8 honorary degrees, teacher, journalist and human rights, activist. Sally Armstrong is sometimes called “the war correspondent for the world’s women” & “La Talibanista” as she has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world.
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Sally Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to Congo and Afghanistan, her eyewitness reports have earned her the Amnesty International Media Award four times over, as well as acclaim all over the world. Armstrong shares her experiences reporting from the front lines and imparts to her audiences the lessons she’s learned from the battlefields surrounding the complexities of “human rights” versus “human wrongs.”

In addition to her journalism, Sally Armstrong is the author of the books Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan; The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor; Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women; and her most recent title, Ascent of Women: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter.

2017 was a busy year for Sally Armstrong — it saw her on assignments in Iraq, Kenya, and Afghanistan, and she gave a speech in Oxford, UK, and at Oxford University. Armstrong was also promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada, and won, along with photographer/videographer Peter Bregg, the Amnesty International Canada Media Award for their work in Iraq (her fourth Amnesty International Canada Media Award). She and Bregg also won the Gold Award for Investigative Journalism at The Canadian Online Publishing Gala for their work about the Yazidis called Resisting Genocide in 2017 as well.

Sally Armstrong is a former member of the International Women’s Commission at the UN and is the recipient of ten honorary doctorate degrees. Her new book, Ascent of Women uses interviews with women and girls all over the world, it explains how and why a new age is dawning for every mother’s daughter. Just named to the Amelia Bloomer Project List in the US. Reviewers say the book will make you gasp, cry and even laugh but mostly it’ll make you cheer.



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sally armstrong's presentation topics

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  • Human Rights-Human Wrongs

    Women and Children Last

    The Power of One

    Who in the World Cares?

    A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter

    The Shame Isn’t Ours It’s Yours

    Want to Reduce Poverty, Cut Conflict and Improve the Economy? Call in the Women.


Having Sally Armstrong as a keynote speaker on the Friday night of our conference was a huge success! We filled the room to capacity and the venue staff were running for more chairs as we began. Sally was wonderfully gracious and she complimented our organization, personally mentioning one of our founders who was in attendance. Every single conference evaluation mentions Sally as a highlight of our weekend! We did an exercise the next day to have people recall what inspired them about Sally’s address – people had retained exact quotations which is a sign that Sally is both a good speaker and a good teacher! Sally is passionately committed to her work as a journalist, author and advocate for girls and women. Her ability to tell stories in an interesting and down to earth way, to offer insightful analysis of how the world is changing and to inspire the rest of us to ‘get on board’ for positive change is really inspiring

The Catholic Network for Women's Equality

Our Sally Armstrong fundraising dinner was a smashing success. Sold out crowd of 220 who were totally captivated by this amazing woman and her inspiring message. Nothing but positive feedback. Would have no qualms about hearing her speak again.

Board of Directors Member
Ingamo Homes

The articulate and passionate stories of your experiences in Rwanda, Somalia, and Afghanistan and the women with whom you came in contact, were at once disturbing, heart rendering and heart warming. You painted touching and realistic pictures that provoked insight and context for the following day that served as a foundation on which all of the subsequent speakers could build.

Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing School

She was the absolute perfect speaker for our event. She took the time to research and take in the event and artfully wove together our YMCA Peace Medal recipients and their personal stories with her message. It was the perfect message for our event and the people we were honouring and I so appreciated her time and care she took in preparation for the speech to make it so personal to our community.

YMCA Northumberland

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Sally Armstrong for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Sally Armstrong, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada’s top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

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