Suaad Allami

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Suaad Abbas Salman Allami (Iraq) with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009.

Suaad Allami (Arabic: سعاد اللامي) or Suaad Abbas Salman Allami (Arabic: سعاد عباس سلمان العلمي ) is an Iraqi lawyer from Sadr City in Baghdad. In 2009 she received the International Women of Courage Award. [1] Alami started a women's center in Baghdad with the NGO Women For Progress. [2][3] Women for Progress was the first legal clinic for women in Iraq. [4]

Life[change | change source]

Allami graduated from Baghdad University School of Law in 1992. She worked as a lawyer in Iraq's family courts for seventeen years. [5]

In 2010 Allami received a Master's Degree (LLM) in Law and Human Rights from the University of Minnesota Law School. [5]

Work[change | change source]

Allami was in the Baghdad Provincial Council and Sadr City District Council from 2004 to 2009. She wrote laws for the District and Sub-District Councils of Baghdad Province. [6]

Allami opened the first all female legal clinic in Iraq. She runs five women’s centers in Baghdad. [6]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Allami was named Female Lawyer of the Year by the Iraqi Women's Foundation in 2008. [5]
  • Allami received the International Women of Courage Award in 2009. [6][1]
  • From 2009 to 2010, Allami was the Distinguished Hubert Humphrey Fulbright Fellow at University of Minnesota Law School. [5]
  • She received the Massachusetts Bar Association Public Service award in 2010. [5]
  • In 2014, Allami received the vital voices Global Leadership award. [7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2009 International Women of Courage Award Winner Biographies".
  2. "Suaad Abbas Salman Allami: A Strong and Credible Advocate - DipNote". 3 May 2016.
  3. "مركز تقدم من اجل النساء".
  4. Lillian Cunningham (30 June 2014). "Helping women in Iraq". Washington Post.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 https://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/center/Suaad%20Salman%20Allami%20Bio.pdf
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Suaad Allami".
  7. "Suaad Allami".